Thursday, April 26, 2012

Day 1: Part III - Art & Craft, Bali

Next destination, we're heading to Art & Craft Store in Ubud Art Village. Bali is famous for hand craft items It's third largest occupation after Tourism & Agriculture. It takes about an hour journey there. Ubud village is the center of Balinese Art, we pay a visit to Tohpati Village for Traditional hand-made Batik

Tohpati Village is located east side of Denpasar city, this village welknown for Batik Village. Most of the villager here making batik, there some of the batik studio you can see here, process of making batik you can observe also.The word "batik" is Indonesian-Malay in origin and it means "to dot." Similar processes of dye resistant designs have been traced to Egypt and the Middle East--about 1500 years ago but the current process for batik originated in Indonesia.

Traditional Machine to make Kain Songket

Batik workshop

The art of painting Batik

Me at the batik village ^_^

There, batik making has evolved to become one of the greatest art forms of Asia. This ancient technique involves using a wajan similar in shape to a wok for melting wax, and a canting, a wooden-handled tool with a metal tip for applying wax to create the design. No entrance ticket needed here, you can shop for your favorite paintings batik like clothes, sarung, pilow case, photo of batik painting. No photos are allowed inside the gallery as they're protected their art work, so I'm only allow to take photos outside the workshop instead of inside the art gallery. Awesome painting that cost millions of $$$.

Kartika Chandra Batik Centre
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 72 (Tohpati), Denpasar, Bali
Arts & Crafts Store (Edit)


Continue our journey to Celuk Village the Gold and Silver Smith. The gold and silver smith is at Celuk village, location is close to Batubulan village. Along way of Celuk Village about 2 km, we will find in the left and right side the various type of gold and silver shop which are opened to the domestic and international tourist. It is also inside of this village, we will find the activities and workshop of crafting which are ready to be ordered in small or huge number.

The productions of gold and silver at this village have penetrated to the local, national and international market. It can be measured from the type of artwork result and variation of ornament, good as present and also export commodity. The type of gold and silver craft has been produced in this countryside are covering various of rings, bangles, chokers, earrings, mother of pearls, Tusuk Konde, broach and other types. Beside of that, Celuk's workers are able to response the market demands and produce the modern product like medal, maket and culture symbol.

No photographs were allowed inside, due to privacy of protecting their art work. I got myself 100% pure silver pendant which is actually about RM100, good in bargaining till I the most cheapest price at RM37. I'm quite satisfied with their art work, admired their skill. Spend almost an hour there. Up next, Kintamani for buffet lunch, to watch the magnificient Mount Batur(a still active volcano) ^_^

Suwarsa Gold & Silver Art @ Celuk
Celuk, Bali, Indonesia
Arts & Crafts Store