Bali Arts & Crafts reflect to the regional histories, religions and influences of the archipelagos mind-boggling array of ethnic groups
Indonesian Pottery is usually unglazed and hand worked, although the wheel is also used. It may be painted, but is often left natural.
Bali Arts & CraftsPaintings
Woodcarving is the most enduring and widespread medium for artistic expression in Indonesia.statue.Each Culture has its own style, and the diversity and sophistication of Indonesias woodcarvers is remarkable.
Bali is a very famous island in Indonesia having much cultural variety and has society owning many natural talents. One of them is wood carving as the corollary of Indonesia handicraft.Balinese Dancer Wood CarvingDoor carving
Large variety of wood carving includes abstract wood carving, Buddha statue, Bali lamp craft, animal figures wood (animal carving) like elephant, fish and dolphin, dragon wood craft, Bali wood mask modern, Balinese dancer wood carving, Ganesha statue and Chinese coin statue.
Dewi Sri Rice Goddess Panel Balinese architectural carved wood Bali wall art
Detailed Hand Painted Work Single Panel Door
Traditional Balinese Wall Art at Payogan Villa Resort,Ubud
Museum Pasifika (Nusa Dua Bali)
African Tulip Tree Spathodea campanulata
Balinese masks are of ancient origin and act like lightning rods in the sense that they attract the spirit of the person to be portrayed. They are sacred. The Balinese believe that living masks can provide inspiration for the wearer, whether a dancer or an actor. The plot of the play or dance comes from the mask. In other words, as the Balinese say, the mask "speaks". Masks are used in dance and drama performances and are treated with a great deal of respect. They represent the faces of gods, heroes and revered persons. Masks are put on the head, the most sacred part of the body, and never on the groundPertiwi, Goddess of the Earth
Meditation2Meditation1Barong is a lion-like creature and character in the mythology of Bali, Indonesia. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen and mother of all spirit guarders in the mythological traditions of Bali. The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in Barong dance to represent the eternal battle between good and evil.
There is no word in the Balinese language for "art."
Pura Dewi Beji
Prior to turning three months old, Balinese babies are carried everywhere. They're not allowed to touch the ground until they've reached the three month mark
A "kamben" is a piece of batik cloth worn by both men and women in Bali. The kamben is wrapped around the waist and fashioned into a skirt.
Local petrol stationWelcome
Rice, to the Balinese, is more than just the staple food; it is an integral part of the Balinese culture. The rituals of the cycle of planting, maintaining, irrigating, and harvesting rice enrich the cultural life of Bali beyond a single staple can ever hope to do.
Water lily (Nymphaea colorata)
Betel chewing in Bali is an old pastime; nowadays, only the senior citizens enjoy this pastime. Betel chewing is definitely affordable to everyone since the ingredients that are needed can be easily obtained in the traditional market in a cheap price. Four ingredients are needed for betel chewing activities: betel leaf, areca nut, lime and gambir.
Seaweed worker (A lot of Betel chewing!)
Indonesias tallest Buddha statue (25m), located at Vihara Empu Astapaka temple complex in Gilimanuk (June 6, 2013)
Jalak Bali (Balinese Starling)
Rambutan: literally means as hairy fruit. Rambutan is easily found in Bali at every household yard. The fruit is in the loosely cluster, red and round with pliable spikes which people calling it hairs (rambut). The fruit flesh is white with tart and juicy sweet flavor.
And, the nutmeg is the only tree in the world whose seed produces two different spices. Both nutmeg and mace come from the nutmeg seed.
(mace is the dried "lacy" reddish covering or aril of the seed)
In the 1930s, German painter Walter Spies, who lived in Bali, asked Wayan Limbak, a Balinese dancer, to adapt a traditional exorcism ritual into dance form. The result was the famous kecak dance. Wayan Limbak died in 2003 at 106 years of age
Balinese coffee Kopi luwak or civet coffee, refers to the beans of coffee berries once they have been eaten and excreted by the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). The name is also used for marketing brewed coffee made from those beans.
Once the Island of the Gods Bali has been unofficially renamed Island of the Dogs and with a human population of four million and a canine population of 600,000 (some estimate one million) it is clear to see why.
Knowledge is very important for Balinese. Every Saniscara, Umanis, Wuku Watugunung, they celebrate Saraswati Day (that holidays will cycle in every 210 days), the knowledge day. It is based on the Pawukon (Balinese calendar) system and the Saniscara (seven day cycle).The name Saraswati came from "Saras" meaning flow and "wati" meaning a women. So, Saraswati is symbol of knowledge, its flow (or growth) is like a river and knowledge is very interesting, like a beautiful women.Saraswati is the Goddess of Knowledge, symbolized by a beautiful woman with four hands, riding on a white swan among lotus flowers to tell humanity that science is like a beautiful woman. Nelumbo nucifera(sacred lotus)
Pura Taman Saraswati (Ubud)
Her hands hold a palm leaf; a lontar, (a Balinese traditional book which is the source of science or knowledge); a chain (genitri with 108 pieces) symbolizing that knowledge is never ending and has an everlasting life cycle; and a musical instrument (guitar or wina) symbolizing that science develops through the growth of culture. The swans symbolize prudence, so that one's knowledge may distinguish between good and evil and the Lotus are symbols of holiness. The Lotus flower is the holiest for Balinese.In the afternoon of Saraswati day we are not permitted to read or write the book because all the books are offered. In the evening, called Malam Sastra, people read books (especially religious books) in their houses or in the temple.Ubud
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Sanghyang is a sacred Balinese dance, based on the idea that a force enters the body of an entranced performer. The force, identified as hyang, is important spiritual entities in ancient Indonesian mythology. Sanghyang dedari is a dance performed by pre-pubescent girls, similar in some ways to the Legong dance. Often the girls are carried on the shoulders of men, and trance is associated with this ritual. Sanghyang jaran is a dance performed by boys who ride coconut palm hobbyhorses (Kuda Lumping) in and around a fire. Trance is also associated with this ritual.The Sanghyang dances are considered sacred ritual dances that should be performed only in Hindu Balinese religious events, never merely to entertain tourists*
*Sanghyang is a sacred Balinese dance, based on the idea that a force enters the body of an entranced performer. The force, identified as hyang, is important spiritual entities in ancient Indonesian mythology. Sanghyang dedari is a dance performed by pre-pubescent girls, similar in some ways to the Legong dance. Often the girls are carried on the shoulders of men, and trance is associated with this ritual. Sanghyang jaran is a dance performed by boys who ride coconut palm hobbyhorses (Kuda Lumping) in and around a fire. Trance is also associated with this ritual.The Sanghyang dances are considered sacred ritual dances that should be performed only in Hindu Balinese religious events, never merely to entertain tourists*