The buttons are made in Bali where the black and white colour combo is prevalent, so if you happen to be scrapbooking your travels around the Island of the Gods, they should coordinate nicely with your photos.
AT A GLANCE
Diameter: Approx 15mm
Thickness: Approx 3mm (may vary)
Pieces per pack: 6
Colours: Black (hitam) and white (putih)
Extra info: Also available in a larger 17mm size that you'll find in my buttons section here -
One thing you'll see a lot of around Bali is the black and white checked fabric known as kain poleng. It's woven with black and white thread or screenprinted onto white cloth.
The woven textile also has grey squares where the warp and weft intersect, reflecting that you can not have good without evil, day without night, or black without white.
In their unique culture, the Balinese continually strive for balance between the forces of good and evil, making offerings several times a day to the the spirits of the netherword, as well as to the gods.
Unlike the rest of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation state, Hinduism is the predominant religion on Bali.
It's a “hybrid Hindu”, strongly influenced by Buddhism and animism, a belief that souls or spirits exist not only in humans but in the natural environment - plants and animals, mountains and rivers, thunder and lightning.
Mata = eye. Hitam = black.
“I took the road less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost, American poet, 1874-1963
Materials used in my mini album: L'il Davis Designs Jenni Bowlin Collection paper – Red Flowers; cover board; white cardstock; ki memories rub-ons; ribbon; Indounik Mata Hitam button; waxed cord. The album is filled with fotos from a visit to the Botanic Garden Ubud.
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