Indonesia is known as handicraft producers that can compete in world markets. One of the production of export goods handicrafts that have high selling power is a woven fabric. Industrial weaving craft a large role in the economy and tourism in Bali. In addition to absorbing quite a lot of manpower, is also one of supporting the tourism that generate foreign exchange for the country.
Based on the development of the craft of weaving, almost every region in Indonesia found the weaving craft from Sumatra, Java, Banten, Kalimantan, Bali, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara to Papua. Woven fabric is the result of folk art craft that has long roots in Indonesia. The weaving inherited from generation to generation traditionally. It is said that traditional weaving has been known since the 14th century, in the era of the Majapahit kingdom. This can be evidenced the relief on stone base, which depicts a woman weaving.
Woven fabric not only hereditary skills for the people of Bali, but also a form of cultural identity. Woven fabrics of artificial people in Bali, such as songket, silk weaving, weaving, and weaving Pegringsingan who have donated foreign exchange. Balinese woven fabric are increasingly in demand by foreign tourists who travel to Bali. There are bought directly from the artisans and order in large quantities so that foreign exchange earnings from the export of various woven in the increasing every year.