bali art village
BATU BULAN ART VILLAGE (bali batik weaving)
Batu bulan Village is just about 12 kilometers from Kuta, and famous for Bali's Batik Wand Weaving Center. Batik is a traditional form of painting fabric. They painstakingly use dots and lines from wax to decorate the cloth. It is very impressive to watch. It would be impossible to visit or live in Indonesia and not be exposed to one of the country's most highly developed art forms, batik. On your first visit to Tohpati Village batik home industry, you will undoubtedly experience an overwhelming stimulation of the senses – due to the many colors, patterns and the actual smell of batik. Only through repeated visits and a bit of study will the types of designs and their origins become apparent.
History Batik in Indonesia :
Evidence of early examples of batik have been found in the Far East, Middle East, Central Asia and India from over 2000 years ago. It is conceivable that these areas developed independently, without the influence from trade or cultural exchanges. However, it is more likely that the craft spread from Asia to the islands of the Malay Archipelago and west to the Middle East through the caravan route. Batik was practised in China as early as the Sui Dynasty (AD 581-618). These were silk batiks and these have also been discovered in Nara, Japan in the form of screens and ascribed to the Nara period (AD 710-794). It is probable that these were made by Chinese artists. They are decorated with trees, animals, flute players, hunting scenes and stylised mountains. No evidence of very old cotton batiks have been found in India but frescoes in the Ajunta caves depict head wraps and garments which could well have been batiks. In Java and Bali temple ruins contain figures whose garments are patterned in a manner suggestive of batik. By 1677 there is evidence of a considerable export trade, mostly on silk from China to Java, Sumatra, Persia and Hindustan. In Egypt linen and occasionally woollen fabrics have been excavated bearing white patterns on a blue ground and are the oldest known and date from the 5th century A.D. They were made in Egypt, possibly Syria. In central Africa resist dyeing using cassava and rice paste has existed for centuries in the Yoruba tribe of Southern Nigeria and Senegal. Indonesia, most particularly the island of Java, is the area where batik has reached the greatest peak of accomplishment. The Dutch brought Indonesian craftsmen to teach the craft to Dutch warders in several factories in Holland from 1835. The Swiss produced imitation batik in the early 1940s. A wax block form of printing was developed in Java using a cap. By the early 1900s the Germans had developed mass production of batiks. There are many examples of this form of batik as well as hand-produced work in many parts of the world today. Computerisation of batik techniques is a very recent development.
CELUK VILLAGE IS A TRADITIONAL VILLAGE WHICH FAMOUS WITH ARTISTIC GOLD AND SILVER ART
Celuk Village is a traditional village located near to Ubud in the Gianyer Regency where you can appreciate the mountain culture which in many ways is similar to that of the traditional areas of Ubud and the other surrounding villages except for one major factor, Celuk Village is famous for the incredible gold and silver handicrafts which are available around this area for very low prices. In the Sukawati area you will find that the craftsmen are of a very high standard and you can barter over these goods or even buy in wholesale capacity. As well as the shopping opportunities there is a lot to see around Celuk Village and the culture of the area is fascinating as well as relaxing to see where the pace of life is slow and you will find some interesting characters as well as plenty of place to try the local dishes and international dinning. There are some other attractions as well as in the area as well as a number of facilities and hotels which are usually top end or midrange boutique little places hidden away in the Celuk Village.
Location of Celuk Village
Approximately, the distance separating Celuk Village and Denpasar is 8 km. It's located right after Batubulan Village which you're bound to pass on the way to Ubud. The famous Sukowati Traditional Market is also near this village, so it's always a good idea to stop at Celuk after a whole day shopping in the market. Simply ask local vendors in the market about the direction to Celuk Village; they will be more than happy to guide you there. The neighborhood stands out from the surrounding, thanks to gold and silver works gallery trimming both sides of the road.
History of Celuk Village
In the past, the dwellers of this village were mostly farmers. Rumors have it that there were only three families who belonged to the caste of Pande that pioneered this industry. This caste is well-known for their specialty in manipulating all kinds of metals to create accessories for Hindu's prayers. As tourism was becoming main commodity in Bali, more and more villagers left their farm behind and began to learn to craft silver and gold. Specifically, in 1976, almost all of the villagers had become silver smiths and the village has been popular with its beautiful jewelry and other silver handicrafts since then.
What to Do in Celuk Village
As you enter the neighborhood, you're going to feel as if you were in a jewelry exhibition. On ether side of the road are established many art shops showcasing their finest works inside a glass display case. You can take a closer look at them to appreciate it and buy some if you really like it. Most vendors and smiths usually accept custom made jewelries but you can always ask them to make sure. Most of them are used to dealing with foreign tourists so their English should be fair enough to promote a conversation.If you're confident enough, you may ask their permission to forge and shape your own jewelries. Some of them might allow you, even guide you how to use the tools properly. Be careful, though, because molding silvers and golds involves fire and fire can burn your fingers pretty badly, not to say your money as well. Tap on the videos below to get some reference.
BATUAN VILLAGE IS ARTISTIC OF BALINESE PAINTING ART VILLAGE
Batuan Village a famous Balinese Artwork / Balinese paintings and as such a famous Bali tourism destinations, located about 7 kilometers north of Denpasar about and 10 kilometers south of Ubud, it is popular with center of Bali arts, and now it's known for its dancing, wood panel carving and Bali paintings ubud. We have lots of tours to Batuan and Ubud painters - where you'll see the beautiful paintings and they have Bali paintings for sale too.
Balinese Traditional Painting was restricted to ceremony aspect such as religious part, calendar and leather puppet (balinese: wayang). This periode was before 1920 and called as Kamasan orWayang Style. Wayang itself is two dimentional drawing that characterized an hindu-buddhism epic such as Mahabarata and Ramayana. The paintings were used on temple or palace as ornament. They ilustrated many stories about religion and bali life. Ussually it is a pieces of paintings that tell a stories. The name of kamasan style itself was take from the village name where it originated. The material used in kamasan style is also traditional material from mineral and vegetables or plant resources. Also they use white bone, soot, or stone. Bamboo used as tool to painting and the media ( canvas ) ussually traditional canvas from wood, tree leaf, or cloth. In 1920, there are western artist visited bali. This has change the rule on balinese art painting. An introduce of new canvas from western material, inks and paint, has change the style into modern art painting. The year has start a new way of balinese modern art painting. More artists come to bali has influence traditional style that was restricted to ceremony aspect.
Batuan Village wasn't influenced by the western as they were in Ubud. The Batuan paintings were often dark, crowded representations of either legendary scenes or themes from daily life, freakish animal monsters, and witches accosted people. The Batuan paintings were gradations of black to white ink washes laid over most of the surface, so as to create an atmosphere of darkness and gloom. In the later years, the designs covered the entire space, which often contributed to the crowded nature of these Balinese paintings. The Batuan Village artisans are known for their Balinese Artwork. Leading artists of the 1930s members of leading Brahman families, including Ida Bagus Made Togog, I Dewa Nyoman Mura (1877-1950) and I Dewa Putu Kebes (1874-1962), which were traditional Wayang-style Balinese painters for temples' ceremonial textiles. For over a thousand years Batuan Village has been a village of Balinese Artwork and Bali handicrafts. Batuan Village has a thousand year old history in accordance with the recorded history - begins in A.D. 1022, with an inscription that is housed in the main village temple, Batuan Village Temple. In the Age of Warmadewa Dynasty in Bali, Desa Batuan / Batuan Village had to be there. Batuan eventually came to be called Batuan, from the word of Batu / rock, because - in that time - in this region is a rocky area (the famous Balinese sand stones are still produced here in northern of Batuan), then because of daily changes in the pronunciation then more popularly known as Batuan Village.
MAS VILLAGE IS A BALINESE VILLAGE WHICH FUNDAMENTALLY IDENTIFIE AS AN ARTISTIC COUNTRYSIDE BY FOCUSSING IN WOOD CARVING ART
Mas Village is one of villages in Bali fundamentally identified as an artistic countryside by focusing in artistic of wood carving. Mas Village is located in Ubud sub district and Gianyar Regency, east part of Bali. It owns the typical style of wood carving art by placing forward the distinguish synergy the humanism and naturalism. Mas Village popularity as an art village is famous in the national and world level which is not forgetting from the highness name of some maestros which has borne and found the spirit (taksu) and soul. The famous wood carvers here are the late Ida Bagus Nyana and son Ida Bagus Tilem. Along the road we can find a lot of art shops that sell many kind of wood carvings. On the left or on the right of the road we can also see ricefields, so we can make conclusion that the live of Mas people not only as wood carvers but also as farmers. A lot of visitors come to Mas Village every day, they want to see or to bau wood carvings and to see the people there, how to make wood carvings.
Mas Village is Best Place for Wood Carving Art in Bali islands
This Artistic countryside owns the long history root. The result of wood carving art in Mas Village owns the immeasurable and wide dimension like idol for the devoting (arca idol), representative dimension of everyday Balinese social society life (farmer, fisherman, worker, intellectual, merchant etc), the abstract dimension as existing of actor imagination which is listening carefully of reality, dynamics and life philosophy. The villagers at Mas Village are same as villagers at other tourism countryside in Bali that have also experienced the transformation from agrarian society to the crafting society. Even nowadays, it is continued to service society from commerce service until levying service of the souvenir for overseas and domestic tourist.
Mas Village Location :
Mas Village is strategically located in the main road from Denpasar to Ubud and it can be reached from various of angle. It is about 15 km easterly go to the majors road to Ubud from Denpasar town. If you wish to go to this place from Denpasar, the starting spandrel points step into Mas Village is Sakah, where a big baby idol monumentally existing in the middle of road. The Baby idol is a symbol and representative of human being life early which is believed by local residents with full of philosophic value, religious and dynamism.