Bali is probably one of the p[aces in the world with so many handicraft works. Anything is imitated into a miniature with wood, rattan, or more durable material, from simple photo frames up to a omplex palm trees are made in wood. There are hundred types of handicraft can be found at small shops in the villages and towns in central east Bali such as Kabupaten Gianyar with its town of Ubud and Sukawati. From Ubud upward to Kintamani mountain streches the road of Tegalalang on which left and right sides are etalages of such products.
The oldest handicraft is wooden sculptures, but this type is a fine art with the theme of super human figures, made in black ebony wood, very view were carved in other wood, especially what is called panggal buaya a fine clien white yelliwish wood grows locally in Bali. A village well known for this special sculpture is Sumanpan village, north east of Ubud town. Their works have been the main art products that decorated most of the art shops at the beginning. This type of art were not only interesting for foreign travellers but also for local people for temple or office decoration. Toward the end of 1990s, the availability of black ebony wood became very rare and its price soared up. As a result this craft also decreasing continually.
Aside from traditional theme in 1980s appeared new theme such as duck, frog, hyenas, ostrich, birds and many kind of animals not found in Bali also carved in wood. Frog for example was so popular among the people in many countries in America or Europe carved in funny ways such as frog sliding as skier, frog holding badmindon, frog playing volley, and others. On the other side carving of various type of ducks were so popular at the village of Nyuh Kuning. The demand from art importers from America and Europe also increased steadily giving an incentive to the carvers to produce more and more this type of craft.
The work on carving theme was not stop at the type of animals already in the production, but mid of 1988 a type of Mexican art appeared in Bali in the form of masks and cats. Known as mexican cats and mexican masks. This type of art was arrising conflict of copy right, the design was claimed by Balinese and American Laurel Birt artist. With this case then no one took risk to produce in numbers except only small numbers for personal souvenir.
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Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.
- Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting see description
- Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples are two historical heritages from 17th, Taman Ayun palace temple which is always found near palaces of Balinese king starting 18th century see description
- Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. see description