Mas Village is located in the main way from Denpasar to Ubud and we could visit the village from various way. It is about 15 kilometers from Denpasar but the traveling time depend on the traffic. If you want to visit this village from Denpasar, the starting points to Mas Village is Sakah, where a big baby statue monumentally existing in the three-way junction of road. The Baby statue is a symbolic representation of human being life early which is believed by locals with full of philosophic value, spiritual and dynamism.
Mas Village is one of villages in Bali which recognized as an aesthetic country side by paying attention in artsy of wood carving. Mas Village is belong to Ubud sub district and Gianyar Regency, east part of Bali. It has the typical style of wood carving art by putting forward the differentiate synergy of the humanism and naturalism. The village’s popularity as an wood carving art community is popular in the state and world level which is not forgetting from the greatness name of some maestros who were born and identified the spirit (taksu) and soul. The famous wood carvers here are the late Ida Bagus Nyana and son Ida Bagus Tilem. Along the road we can find a lot of art shops that sell many kind of Bali wood carving. Around the area we can also discover rice fields, so the conclusion is that Mas people live not only as wood carvers but also as farmers. A great deal of tourists come to this village every day, they wish to observe wood carvings and to see the carvers carve the wood.
This Artsy country side has the long record root. The locals of this village have very high creativity as evidenced by their diverse work, which takes the form of Balinese daily activities such as farmers, fishermen, traders and others. Among of the carvers also take animals as the form of their products like turtle, fishes, birds, monkey, bear and many more.
The villagers are same as villagers at other tourism countryside in Bali that have also experienced the transformation from agrarian society to the crafting society. Until now, most of them still work as souvenir makers and sellers for domestic or foreign tourists. There are also those who serve large-scale purchases from craft businessman from around the world. Take a Bali tour package or use a Bali car rental with driver service to visit the village.
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