Indonesian artist, Andre Andre, photographs Balinese Women in the Badung Market in black and white. He captures the simple way in which vendors here sell their goods. Typical to those selling produce, the woman on the left sets up her merchandise in the outdoor portion of the market. The foods are displayed in the baskets in which they’re carried. The women on the right have already set up their stall. They sit and converse as they await potential buyers.
The Badung Market is located in the island of Bali, situated alongside its namesake river. It is considered the largest traditional market on the island. The supermarket’s offerings include produce, meat, and seafood with a majority of its indoor portion selling non-perishable groceries and goods such as textiles other housewares, clothing, etc.
It is here that consumers and vendors alike come together in the city center and exchange business in a supermarket fascinatingly rich with local goods that are unique to Indonesia.
Bali is an island best known for being a geographical wonder. Amidst its tropical setting, like other countries in Southeast Asia, it has a climate conducive to biodiversity and hence boasts world renowned coral reefs surrounding white sand beaches, an array of exotic plants and fruits, terrain for rice paddies and terraces, and even lush rainforests top its volcanic mountains.
Outside of its natural wonders, the Indonesians are known for being incredibly friendly. They have created a unique culture heavily influenced by its naturally beautiful environment, natural resources, neighbors and its Dutch colonization. Moreover, according to some international world food surveys, Indonesia has two of the world’s top dishes.
Indonesia’s dynamic culture, its people and its food can all be witnessed where else but here, in a bustling, local market.
Original and prints available on Saatchiart starting at $40: Balinese Women by Andre Andre.