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    tegalalang: handicraft heaven

    by aalayaa Written Jan 25, 2006

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    a road where you can found 1001 kind of handicraft made locally.
    the village of tegalalang is famous by its handicraft and its rice terrace. along the main road all you find are shops. they sell the items in retail or wholesale for export.
    the price is cheaper since you buy directly from the maker.

    What to buy: all kind of handicraft, most of them from wood

    colorful handicrafts in tegalalang

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    Gianyar's Wood Carvers Suffering a Severe Shortage

    by balisunshine Written Sep 28, 2005

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    For the past year,
    carvers from Bali's woodworking centers
    in Gianyar have faced an ever increasing
    shortages of teak wood.
    Traditionally, teak wood
    used by Bali's wood carvers
    originates from Surabaya, Banyuwangi, Sulawesi and Kalimantan.

    In the past several years
    the cost of a cubic meter of
    teak wood has increased significantly from
    Rp. 1 million (approximately US$95) to Rp. 1.75 million (approximately US$166).
    In addition to higher cost of raw materials,
    woodworkers are also facing increasing uncertainty of supply.

    Despite problems of supply and cost of woods,
    Bali's wood working craftsmen have been
    reluctant to increase the price of their goods,
    concerned that higher priced handicraft would
    fail to sell in the a highly competitive marketplace.
    Meanwhile, efforts to replace teak with other woods,
    such as jackfruit wood,
    have not been enthusiastically accepted
    by handicraft consumers who still prefer teak products.

    According to a report in the Indonesian language
    newspaper Kompas, in 2003 Gianyar recorded
    14,368 woodworking units employing a total 37,150 workers.

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    A Wood Carver is happy when working

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    Along jalan raya Ubud & Penestanan: Buy Balinese Paintings

    by freshia Written Aug 23, 2005

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    Start walking from Jalan raya Ubud intersection toward Casa Luna restaurant. Go all the way until Penestanan which is famous for Young Artist workshop

    What to buy: Paintings

    What to pay: You have to bargain with the shop owner. No such price rules really in buying paintings

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture

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