"I've been working alone with this project… I combine traditional handwoven fabric available in Bali with its ikat tie-dyed 'endek' motifs and canvas."
"I was born in Gianyar Bali in 1975 to a family of farmers. While my father was busy in the rice field, my mother was sewing Bali's traditional blouse called the kebaya.
"I learned about stitching and sewing when I was in elementary school and helped my mother. By the time I entered junior high, I was able to create items by myself so I could pay my school fees.
"I married a handsome Balinese man named Made Darmada and we have two children. I love them and want them to have a better life than I did, so we have to work harder for their future. Life is not easy; we have to try any chances possible in order to earn a better income.
"After graduating from a high school, I decided to focus on handbags since we had many orders at that time. Although we lacked capital, we were finally able to fill them. Most important, the customer was satisfied.
"I've been working alone with this project, with a tailor helping me sometimes. I also work with just a few traditional tools.
"I combine canvas with traditional handwoven fabric available in Bali with its ikat tie-dyed endek motifs. My inspirations might come from fashion, our culture or from family.
"I hope you like my designs."