Travel with us in a Dream of Bali

beautiful sunset over the Balinese sea

Here at ddoo collective we are excited to announce that we have just launched a brand new capsule collection entitled “Dream of Bali”. With anticipation for this new release, we have delved into the depths of Bali and explored some of the key aspects that have inspired our collection. We hope that you will join us on this journey and feel as inspired as we do…

woman in the balinese fields with her child

Why travel to Bali?

For those of you who have not been there, Bali is a truly incredible gypset destination. The sights are astounding and the authentic experiences will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Bali is a destination that you should certainly visit at least once in your life – although we are sure that once you have taken your first trip, you will be drawn back time and time again. Every corner you turn will open your eyes to the mesmerising Balinese culture and arts. In Bali, art is life. The area is also a world-renowned yoga destination, so if you are looking for somewhere to detox and relax – Bali is the place for you. Simply pack your luxury silk kimono and head off to your own dream of Bali where you will learn to look at life from a whole new perspective.

Piles of vibrant flowers in Bali

Tri Hita Karana

Tri Hita Karana is the Balinese philosophy of harmony. The translation of Tri Hita Karana is “three causes of well-being” or alternatively “three reasons for prosperity”. The three causes are: harmony among people, harmony with nature or the environment, and harmony with God. It is said that if you can find balance and happiness in these three factors then your well-being will be improved and you will live a prosperous life. This philosophy encompasses your whole life, from your home and mental state to your surroundings. Influenced by factors such as the organisation of your belongings, your schedule and your relationships with others, find harmony with the wonderful world you live in and you will achieve Tri Hita Karana.

Balinese art and sculptures

Arts and crafts in Bali

As mentioned before, in Bali, art is life. The inspiration to our newest collection comes from the traditional dance performances and the mesmerising music, sculptures and paintings. The Balinese are able to make even the most basic of everyday items a beautiful masterpiece, giving them a deep appreciation for the world we live in and all the items that we own.

women carrying pots on their heads

Origins

The Balinese art is traditionally of Hindu-Javanese origin, and from the 16th to the 20th century classic Balinese art mainly grew in the village of Kamasan in East Bali, heavily influenced by the religious  images of Ramayana and Mahabharata. From the late 20th century onwards however, Ubud became an established location for arts in Bali and with this the range of styles became more eclectic. The objects of art themselves are prominently carved, painted or woven objects that are made to be beautifully functional items, rather than functional objects transformed into pieces of art.

Balinese crop fields

Within the areas that are known as art hubs, Ubud and Kamasan, smaller towns and villages specialise in different art forms. For example, Mas is known for woodcarving; Celuk for precious gold and silver; and Batubulan for their stone carvings. Miguel Covarrubian, a Mexican painter and illustrator, offers an interesting description of Balinese art: “a highly developed, although informal Baroque folk art that combines the peasant liveliness with the refinement of classicism of Hinduistic Java, but free of the conservative prejudice and with a new vitality fired by the exuberance of the demonic spirit of the tropical primitive”.

New kimono from the Dream of Bali collection

ddoo collective ‘Dream of Bali’

We have taken inspiration from various elements of Balinese living, culture and arts to create beautiful silk garments that have been transformed by our imagination to the wearable and elegant pieces we offer to you today. Make an addition to your luxury travel wardrobe today and head off on your very own ‘Dream of Bali’ adventure. We look forward to sharing our latest creations with you, so keep an eye on our social channels, our blog and our e-boutique so you can be the first to explore out latest exclusive collection. 

A collection of ddoo collective items