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Lots of wonderful things happening at Threads of Life lately. We are particularly loving 2015... We opened up the March edition of Architectural Digest and found ourselves in a cover story! We are very happy to be a 'must-visit' in Bali.

"The crown jewel of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is an island of rich artistic traditions, ancient temples, and verdant mountains surrounded by turquoise sea. "Bali is my favorite place in the world, my spiritual refuge," says designer Donna Karan, who enlists Balinese craftspeople to help create her Urban Zen home-goods collection." -AD 

If you're interested in reading the complete article, click here.

Take our Natural Dye Batik Class!

A unique insight into the botany, dye processes and practice of Indonesia's textile traditions. All of it at a beautiful location: Umajati.

What you will learn: 
You will learn about the more than a hundred plants used to make natural dyes for cotton, silk and other fibers. You will be taught to use the traditional batik tools of canting and cap (drawing pen and stamps) using wax to create resist designs on silk. After you create your wax design you can apply either indigo dye or tannin dyes to create your patterns.

Days:  Wednesday and Friday (other days are possible with advance notice)

Cost:  Rp 350,000 per person for the class* 
(Optional) +Rp. 60,000 for vegetarian Balinese picnic lunch

09.00 - 09.15 
FREE Transport from Ubud Palace to Petulu 
09.30 - 10.00
Introduction to natural dyeing in Indonesia 
10.00 - 12.30
Work on your own batik project using two colors on silk 
13.00 - 13.15 
FREE Transport from Petulu to Ubud Palace

Best wishes,

William, Jean, Pung, Choy and everyone 
at Threads of Life and the Bebali Foundation
Join us online

Brand new beauties from the Macan version of our shibori style silk scarves. All natural dyes. 

Only at the Gallery for now!
Jalan Kajeng 24
Ubud, Bali
Open from 10am to 7pm
The Bebali  Foundation

Threads of Life's nonprofit partner, the Bebali Foundation, works with the same communities as Threads of Life to support cooperative development and environmental sustainability. 


The Bebali Foundation trains weavers in the establishment and maintaining of credit unions, and the sustainable cultivation, harvesting and use of dye plants. Its groundbreaking dye plant and dye recipe identification and documentation is the backbone of ongoing work to safeguard endangered indigenous weaving traditions, and the livelihoods they represent, from extinction. 


To support the Bebali Foundation, please donate at via Give2Asia, PayPal, or bank transfer.

Umajati Retreat


Rated #4 of 239 Specialty Lodging in Ubud on TripAdvisor and winner of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence 2014



Surrounded by tranquil rice fields,Umajati is a lush garden property hosting two elegantly converted 100-year-old Javanese teak wooden homes that provide 21st century living in 19th century houses. Umajati is just 10 minutes north of Ubud and offers daily, weekly or monthly rentals hosted by Balinese house-keepers and cooks who specialize in healthy and vegetarian food. 

  • 1-bedroom house: 
    USD 220 p/night. 
  • 2-bedroom house: 
    USD 285 p/night. 

Weekly and monthly rates are available on request.