Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jamu

Jamu is the ancient Indonesian art of herbal healing. I discovered jamu at the market in Klungkung last weekend and have since read a few books. It is quite an interesting tradition of inner and outer beauty that is based on natural ingredients in different combinations to cure and prevent every disease known to man. The ginger or Zineberaceae family are the stars with Turmeric being the superstar of jamu. Along with close to 1,000 other species that are used in the preparation of Indonesia's traditional medicine.

4 comments:

Sarah M said...

Beautiful colours and composition. Thank you so much for sharing your sketches and stories of Bali with us!

A Brush with Color said...

great vibrant color! I enjoyed reading about it, too.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Excellent work, Jennifer. There are too many great posts for me to comment on all of them. Just great.

quirkyartist said...

I wonder if Klungkung market still has great textiles. I went once and then when I went back it had been demolished. That was many years ago. These jamu pots are amazing.Very dramatic.