See the performance of Barong Dance at Kesiman, visit Batik art shop at Tohpati village, Celuk village as the centre of silver and gold smith, Mas village as a centre of wood carving, Batubulan as center of stone carving, Pengosekan village as a centre of painting and visit Bali art Market at Sukawati.
Barong and Keris Dance at Kesiman Village
The Barong Dance is a story about the struggle between good and evil. The good, by Barong Keket, a mythological beast with an immense coat of fur and gilded leather vestments and evil by the witch Rangda. The two characters engage in battle, at which point the Barong's keris-bearing followers rush in to attack Rangda. The hissing witch however, uses her magical powers to turn the keris knives in upon their owners, who subsequently fall into a trance and turn their knives upon themselves.
Batik art shop at Tohpati village
Tohpati is widely known as the center of handmade Balinese batik with various colors and shapes. Here the visitors will be exhibited the Batik making and hand weaving process. Finally you can buy some to bring home. The specialties of Balinese Batik can be seen from the strong Javanese motifs; some of modern Batik applies the paintings objects, such as Balinese culture, ceremonies, beautiful sites, or mythological figures. Batik is one of the most beautiful wearable art and the approach to the other side of Balinese rich culture.
Here, all Balinese silver crafters are creating the beautiful items which are able to attract not only domestic market but also the international gold and silver enthusiasts. Within hour drive from Kuta area, or about 5 kilometers from Denpasar you can reach Celuk Village. The gold and silver jewelry products have been being favorites for many jewelry admirers all around the globe. The travelers looking for gold and silver souvenirs to bring home are strongly recommended to visit Celuk Village to discover the appealing items as well as the Balinese goldsmiths and silversmiths.
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. 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.