2018 年 2 巻 2 号 p. 2_91-2_100
Gringsing is a sacred textile of Tenganan Pagringsingan village produced especially to be used in festive rituals as ritual clothing and offering. This paper is consisted of the research data resulted from the interviews, surveys and participant-observation, and specimen analysis conducted on the design structure of Gringsing such as textile layout, motifs and patterns, and sizes. These elements have significant relevance to the cultural setting which is the functions that were emerged from the necessities created by the traditional customs and the daily life. Through researching the function, the design and the meaning of Gringsing textile related to its ritual context, it can be concluded that (1) through the ritual usage, the physical form of the textile could become exceptionally diverse. (2) The strict customs are therefore translated into the language of colors, size and pattern design. (3) Gringsing represents much of the communal identity and becomes the carrier of meaning for its local symbolism.