Imagine if an entire island was as obsessed with plants as we are at Paiko. Bali is a tropical plant paradise.
It’s hard not to be impressed with how much is made from local plant material here. Bamboo noise-makers and flags that ward off birds from the rice. Offerings of flowers, woven leaves and rice are left daily in front of homes on stands made from strips of bamboo. Flower shops and arrangements are filled with tropical leaves and flowers.
Plants growing on top of plants and people making things with plants everywhere you look!
Photos and story by Paiko ambassador Mariko Reed