Wood Carvings, Ubud
wherever you go around the wood carving village of mas in Ubud, all the wood carving stores have an open and transparent woodcarving working area where you can see the skilled craftsmen making assorted wood products like masks, tables, chairs, statues and more and are made from assorted wood like banyan, palm, kapok, narra and more.
you can take pictures and videos of them too and then enter the wood carving stores and buy stuffs.
Mas village is located in Ubud Town, which is a district of Sukawati and part of Gianyar Regency. It is here in this famous woodcarving village where many wood carving artisans and their families live and there are many shops all around the village. if you are part of a group package bus tour or a private packaged van tour like us and will be going on a full day tour of Central Bali, your tour guide will include mas village in the itinerary and also a visit to their partner wood carving store where you can watch the wood carving show and buy assorted wooden crafts afterwards.
I never really like carvings...but after seeing so many weird and unique looking wood carvings here in Ubud...I've started to like it. They would make nice decorative items. They're are sold abundance here with a really reasonable price.
Carvings...sculptures can be found all around Ubud. There are many wood carvings of animals, human performing rituals, well carved masks and carvings related to Buddhist and Hinduism. Some were really unique n weird looking. Prices quite reasonable.
There're plenty of shops in Ubud town that sell wood carvings. You can also find the similar wood carvings at Pasar Ubud which I believe sell them at a more reasonable price than the shops outside. However, if you walk around...n found workshop of wood carvings...you can get them at a more reasonable price there.
Small woodcarvings of every sort are widely available in Ubud, Tegallalang, Pujung, Nyuh Kuning, Mas, Teges, and in abundance at the Sukawati art market, about twenty minutes south of Ubud. You can get pieces in naturally-finished woods representing animals, religious figures, people and so forth. Some woodcarvings are art, and others are simply craft.
One word of warning to craft-shoppers. Prices are usually very, very flexible. Be prepared to bargain. But always be polite. Some merchants are firm about prices, and rightly so. A final word of warning. Tour companies, drivers and guides are given large commissions for bringing buyers to art shops, and the cost of the commission is tacked onto the price you pay. So if you want the best price, go on your own, or choose a driver or guide who agrees to take you shopping without chasing commissions