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Mas Gianyar Village

Places of interest :: Mas village is one of tourist places and destination in Bali, it is popular with wood carving, below is the information.

Mas village it is about 20 km from Denpasar. The condition of this way is well enough and it can be reached by all kind of vehicles. Mas Village is one of the tourist resort in the Regency of Gianyar. This village is famous for it’s wood carvings which made of local wood or ebony wood that is imported from Sulawesi. Mas Village is one of villages in Bali fundamentally identified as an artistic countryside by focusing in artistic of wood carving
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 wood carvings. On the left or on the right of the road we can also see ricefields, so we can make conclusion that the live of Mas people not only as wood carvers but also as farmers.

A lot of visitors come to this village every day, they want to see or to bau wood carvings and to see the people there, how to make wood carvings.

This Artistic countryside owns the long history root. The result of wood carving art in this village owns the immeasurable and wide dimension like idol for the devoting (arca idol), representative dimension of everyday Balinese social society life (farmer, fisherman, worker, intellectual, merchant etc), the abstract dimension as existing of actor imagination which is listening carefully of reality, dynamics and life philosophy. 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. Even nowadays, it is continued to service society from commerce service until levying service of the souvenir for overseas and domestic tourist.

The Village of Mas located in the main road from Denpasar to Ubud and it can be reached from various of angle. It is about 15 km easterly go to the majors road to Ubud from Denpasar town is located very close to Ubud and is therefore of a similar landscape but Mas is not as developed in to the tourism market as Ubud and retains a traditional charm and feel. Mas is famous in Bali as being one of the main arts and crafts villages on the island. Where Ubud is the village of the painters, Mas is the village of the carvers where some of the most incredible woodcarvings are produced and have been produced for hundreds of years.

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