Brass Craftsmen Village in Bali

Untitled-5-budaga.jpgPakraman Budaga Village, that’s the name of a village which is located one kilometer west of the City Semarapura, Klungkung. A village with an area of about 35 hectares and a population of approximately 198 heads of households (families), or 733 souls. 367 male 366 female soul and spirit. Since the beginning of its existence, when divided into two Budaga banjar (Banjar Budaga Klod and Budaga Kaler), the people who are really involved pakraman agricultural sector as the main livelihood.

But over time, the farm had now abandoned its citizens. The main reason for the dissolution of agricultural diligent regeneration, but because the area of agricultural land in the traditional village area has decreased as Budaga for residential purposes, the area for the benefit of the traditional villages such as worship (temples), tombs and other places people try several, also because the orientation of the current generation Indigenous Village has also changed in response to Budaga era of development. Continue reading

The Center Of Balinese Traditional Painting

Untitled-1-kmsan.jpgKamasan Village is a center of Balinese traditional painting and sculpture which is located in Klungkung District, Klungkung. From Kuta, this village is approximately 43 km to the east. This village could be reached by any vehicles or public transportation, because all of the road heading to Kamasan is in good condition. From Kuta, you can go through Denpasar, and then Ida Bagus Mantra Bypass. After that follow the route heading Klungkung. At Batu Klotok, turn left and you will arrive at Gelgel Village. From here, you are only a few meters away from Kamasan Village.

Kamasan is a village on Bali, Indonesia. It is situated just to the north of Gelgel, in the Klungkung regency. Kamasan has a cultural importance on a Bali-wide level. The various ‘traditional’ styles of painting on modern Bali are derived from the Kamasan style, which in turn takes it patterns from ancient Java. Historically, artists from Kamasan were used by the many raja courts that existed on Bali up to the early twentieth century. The village also provided gold- and silversmiths, dancers, musicians and puppeteers. The painters have a particular ward in Kamasan, the Banjar Sangging. The smiths are located in another ward, the Banjar Pande Mas. Continue reading

The Center of Gamelan Craft in Bali

Untitled-5-gong.jpgTihingan Village in Banjarangkan sub district is the center of Gong gamelan production. Its production is start with crude work then expert work to synchronize the gong sound. This, the most important thing is the expertise to synchronize the gong sound. In Tihingan village there are 2 pande (expert) gong maker groups.This Village is location in Banjarangkan sub district and can be reached with 2 wheels or 4 wheels vehicles. About 3 km go to the west of Semarapura city. The road to Tihingan is well enough.

The word gamelan in the Balinese context is thought to originate from the word ‘magambel’ which means “to hit”. A gamelan instrument is often percussive with keyed xylophones or pot gongs made of a variety of materials, gongs of various sizes, double-headed drums and cymbals.
However, not all Balinese gamelan instruments are percussive. There are also wind, bowed, plucked and strummed instruments. Continue reading

Mesabatan Biu “Banana War”

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A wide variety of unique tradition in the island of Bali is very interesting to observe and reviews. The tradition is an attraction for tourists, both national and international to visit the island of Bali, because no other area that has the same tradition. The diversity of traditions that is the wealth of this island. One of them is the tradition Mesabatan Biu or Banana War in Tenganan village.

Tenganan an old village in the land of the Gods is also known as Bali Aga village, has a ceremonial and a unique tradition that banana war or mesabatan Biu. The execution time of the ceremony aci katiga around late March and early April in the village of Daud Tukad Tenganan, Manggis district, Karangasem regency. The uniqueness of this ceremony is thick with the feel of ritual and religion and run for generations by the people of Tenganan, increase the diversity of customs and traditions that exist in Bali which makes the travelers who vacation in Bali became curious to find out, because that makes them interested not the only attraction which  but many other factors such as culture and tradition, hospitality, creative arts, rituals, security, a wide range of theme parks and much more. Continue reading

Gebug Ende Tradition

Explore The East Bali!!! The village of Seraya, the home of Gebug Ende dance is situated on the eastern tip of Bali (Karangasem regency). This eastern tip is known as the driest area in Bali and the scarcity of water is a daily problem in this area especially during the hot season.

Bali has many various cultures and traditions. Each of Balinese traditions has its own meaning and uniqueness. One of unique tradition is Gebug Ende. Gebug means hit with all one’s might using a cane made from rattan with 1,5-2 meters length. Ende means shield that used for parry a punches. Gebug Ende has an arts element, such a mixture of dance and dancer’s dexterity to play their cane and shield where while this attraction is going on, it is accompaniment by Gamelan rhythm which push ahead the dancer’s spirit to punch, avoid, and parry each other. Continue reading

Megibung Tradition

Untitled-4-gibung.jpgExplore The East Bali!!! Traditionally, Balinese enjoyed eating together off one large plate or banana leaf at ceremonies or during preparation for ceremonies. People would sit cross-legged around it helping themselves with their right hand and scooping a mixture of food onto a banana leaf or eating it straight off the main plate. This communal way of eating is called megibung. In East Bali, the Karangasem Regency, people still practice the megibung style of eating at ceremony times. It is a very intimate and social way of sharing food, as well as being more economical and better for the environment: no plates, plastic or cutlery. Continue reading

Mageret Pandan Tradition

Untitled-3-war.jpgExplore The East Bali!!! Bali has various unique traditions, all tradition still keep by the Balinese people until now. One of the tradition is Mekare – Kare or Famous name Perang Pandan ( Pandan War ). This tradition still keep by people who stay at Tenganan, Manggis district, Karangasem regency. This event is carried out during the “Ngusaba” ceremony of the temple. The purpose of this ceremony is to request a good rice harvest.

Trust adopted Tenganan villagers are different from Balinese people in general. Tenganan Villagers have written rules or awig-awig that hereditary bequeathed by their ancestors, also did not recognize caste and believed to be the god Indra is the god of all gods. Lord Indra is the god of war. Historically Tenganan was a gift from God Indra to wong peneges, the ancestral village of Tenganan. While the Balinese Hindus in general makes the Tri Murti Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva as the supreme god. Continue reading