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BALINESE ATA GRASS WOVEN WORKS OF ART
Ata Grass Woven Works Of Art: The ancient pre-Hindu Balinese village of Tenganan is renowned for basket making. Woven from the rainforest Ata grass, a fibre recognized for its resistance to heat, water, and insects. They are then smoked over a honey and coconut fire which imparts their rich caramel color. Unlike many items woven from natural grasses, these are incredibly rigid, ensuring years of use. Ata woven products are so sturdy they're said to last 100 years. An average-size basket takes two to three weeks to make, worked on by both men and women when it's too hot or rainy to work the fields.