Sunday, August 3, 2008

Wood Carving @ Mas Village.......


Many talented artist can be found in Ubud district. Each village had its own Balinese cultural art like gold and silversmith in Celuk, wood carver at Mas village, and famous paintings in Batuan village. After visiting the gold and silversmith in Celuk, we stopped at Mas village to see the wood carvings. These balinese artisans can carve anything ranging from intriguing masks and exquisite floral patterns to the anatomy of the human body with or without clothes from a piece of wood. Here are some pics to show what I mean.......



Balinese wood carvers at work................

Masks and small figurine............

A beautiful chess set carvings.....................


Coffee tables for a hotter cuppa.........?


Sensual art...................

I bought this lovely balinese lady in blue sarong carved from mahogany wood. See the exquisite floral carving of the coffee table..?

Note: Will be back to hometown today, so will be MIA here til next Wednesday.

25 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, nice wood carvings!

cc said...

The details on the wood carving look great, albeit a little provocative for some.

Beachlover said...

oh!! yes,I was there during my trip in Bali with my mom and sis when I visited KL 4 months ago..wanted to buy back here but how to carry??

erinalaw said...

tat is a nice piece you bought. Waiting for more updates from you.

Bengbeng said...

same. waiting for more pics from u.
i was in Bali abt the time there was a big bomb so dont know long ago it was. u even have a pic of the beach and the dining tables n chairs. wonder if it is the same place

Sweet Jasmine said...

little corner of mine - these carving are nice piece of art for home decorations...

Sweet Jasmine said...

cc - for the asians these sensual piece of art will not go down well...otherwise for the more adventurous westerners..

Sweet Jasmine said...

beachlover - I love most of the pieces but I can only buy the balinese lady which can go into my luggage bag.

Sweet Jasmine said...

erinalaw - i love it at first sight and I made a bargain for it as it will make a nice momento in my display cupboard...

Sweet Jasmine said...

bengbeng - I pass thru Kuta street where the bombing site was and that place has a memorial built for those 200 plus people killed at that spot. Will post up a pic later.
I think you must have been to Jimbaran bay too as this is the only place where they place tables and chairs along the long stretch of beach........

Johnny Ong said...

if i was to go to bali, looks like it will cost me a bomb by bringing those art & craft back to kl

U.Lee said...

Hi Jasmine, Holy Smoke! I love those coffee tables....If I am there I'll get both of them and get it flown back...ha ha, just imagining when our friends or when having our coffee chats...sitting around that table...no need to think what subject to talk, arhaaa ha ha.
Can just imagine...we have one matured lady here, she's a real conservative prude...here eyes will not blink, her mouth will not close if sees this in my place, and sitting beside it having coffee, ha ha.
Yes, if I ever go to Bali....that table will be flown back.
Have a beautiful weekend, Lee.

Akira said...

Hi there, it's my first time here.
Wow, the sensual art is getting into me. LoL

Kess & Her Mama said...

I'm back. Been away for 3 weeks altho you may not have guessed coz I used Blogger's Post Options to schedule my posts when I was away. Looks like you had a great time in Bali! The Balinese are great artisans.

eastcoastlife said...

Wah! The Baliness lady carving you bought is pretty! I love the wood carvings from Bali, very nice.

marites1034 said...

i love the Balinese lady carving..very nice. but some carvings are very erotic:)

Kess And Her Mama said...

Hi Sweet Jasmine, Swing by to collect an award to add to your extensive collection :-)

Sweet Jasmine said...

johnny ong - It will sure burn a hole in yr pocket to possess them but depends on your needs..

Sweet Jasmine said...

u.lee- Hi Lee, I am sure it will make an attractive item in your home. Hope your wishes come true.

Sweet Jasmine said...

akira- thks for being here. Hope you had a good time here and please be here again.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Kess & Mama - I can guess yr absence. I too have been away and the reason for the late reply here.I do have a wonderful trip and will be sharing more pics too.

Sweet Jasmine said...

eastcoastlife - I love quite a number of the carvings but due to lack of baggage space have to settle for this small one.

Sweet Jasmine said...

kess & mama- wow, thanks for the addition to my collection. Will claim it when I have settle down. Just back from another short hoilday break.

Sweet Jasmine said...

marites1034 - Its so typical balinese.

Health Freak Mommy said...

Awesome pix there!