28 August, 2008

Bali Trip Day 1 : Mas Village

So, after we left Celuk Village. We were proceeded to Mas Village - another destination displayed all kinds of Bali's famous woodcarver. Here we also will be able to see some of the Indonesia's batik and kain tenunan. They all awsomely beautiful and unique.

During our journey to Mas Village, we did passed by some of the unique building as well. Can you see what's the different in between this building to those we used to see in Malaysia? (This is how every Bali's home look like, almost all houses in Bali got a narrow walkway and a small short door.) According to the local peoples, this is to avoid "Dirty Things" (Evil Spirits) from entering their house and ruined their life.

Believe It Or Not?? You Just Have To Believe It.

Finally, we had reached The "Mas Village". Actually it's not much different from those we had seen selling in KK. (I mean the one they used to displayed in Foo Chow Association Building near Bundusan there.)

Here were some shots of them:

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. The village's 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 maestro who was borne in this village is Ida Bagus Tilem.

This Artistic countryside owns the long history root. The result of wood carving art in this 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 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.

It 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

But many amongst all the woodcarves, I myself personally do love one of it. It's called "The Lovers' God".

Here, there you go : Introducing "The Lovers' God"

Besides the woodcarve, there's a small corner displaying local Indonesia's batik and their kain tenunan as well.

Indonesia's Batik

Kain Tenunan

If you are interested in buying any of those woodcarves, batik or kain tenunan. You can always visit here, coz besides displaying they also selling it in here, a huge variety of choice waiting for you to choose.

Feeling hungry yet? We will be having lunch at Pitaloka Restaurant located at Lake Batur. The best view in Bali with smoky Mount Batur in the middle and cold Lake Batur surrounding.


Anonymous said...

My family and I visited Bali in November/December of 1999. We fell in love with the beautiful scenery and people. I came across this website looking for Balinese artwork. It brought back such great memories. We visited these places as well. Someday we'll return.

BOO said...

Anonymous : Yes!!! I love Bali either... made a good friend here as well.. will be back if got chance... since there are still many places waiting for me to explore.

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