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LUXE City Guides - Bali - - Ubud Spa And Beauty -

Threads of Life. This non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion and shop keeps tra­di­tion alive by com­mis­sion­ing the finest weavers and dy­ers to make lo­cal tex­tiles to a stan­dard seen only in mu­se­ums. The ex­quis­ite pieces can take years to cre­ate. Jl Ka­jeng 24 / 972 187 / 10am-7pm daily / drive up Jl Suweta, turn left into the lit­tle lane af­ter the Helmi Gallery, go to the bot­tom and turn right / classes and tours ar­ranged / thread­soflife.com

John Hardy. The ex­tra­or­di­nary John Hardy col­lec­tion of sil­ver jew­ellery, presh and semi-presh gems and life­style is nor­mally only for ex­port. Lucky LUXE read­ers can visit the VIP room in the idyl­lic syl­van Hardy fac­tory grounds. Call Trisna on 469 888 or 08 123 901 145 / strictly by appt only

Jean François Fi­chot. While the di­vine JF is no longer with us, his spec­tac de­sign flair lives on – don’t miss the sin­gu­lar jew­els, stat­ues, eclectibles + dec­o­ra­tive ob­jets. JFF Gallery / Jl Raya Pen­gosekan 7 / 974 652 / next to the ARMA Mu­seum (see Ubud Ac­tiv­i­ties) / jf-f.com

Divya. Colour­ful and beat­nik, hand­painted fab­rics made into bags, sep­a­rates, bed­cov­ers and scarves that are to ‘dye’ for. They’ll also cus­tom make your own de­signs. Jl Raya Ubud 35 / next to No­mad / 08 113 99935

Gaya Ce­ramic & De­sign. From Raku plates to stoneware, th­ese ar­ti­sans craft top-notch hand­made ce­r­ams for the big wigs and will do cus­tom or­ders for you too. You can also go potty at their work­shop and throw your own mug. Jl Raya Sayan / 979 252 / gaya­fu­sion.com

Puri Naga Stu­dio. In her rare bird and arte­fact-rammed stu­dio, Nadya creates eth­nic-in­spired w/wear n’ hand­bags from nat­u­ral fi­bres, In­dian tex­tiles and an­tique pieces, then lo­cal artists hand-paint the em­bel­lish­ments. Jl Te­gal­lalang / An­dong / 975 340 / nadya­bali.com

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