Mas Carving Center
Mas Village Wood Carving is art with a focus on carving of wood sculptures. located in Ubud sub district and Gianyar Regency, east part of Bali, has a distinctive style in the art carving of wood sculptures that promotes characteristic synergy of humanism and naturalism. The fame of this village as a village of art has been recognized nationally and internationally which can not be separated from the greatness name of some maestros who born, growth and find their identities and spirit of art in Mas Village like the famous artist, Ida bagus Tilem (deceased) and others.
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.
They average skilled in developing creative designs and variations of gold and silver handicrafts so no wonder if production could sell to national and international markets. Quality craft that has generated public Celuk pelu no doubt, because it has been tested for decades. Likewise, the quantity, if you need gold and silver craft in large numbers, the craftsmen have been trained to make such craft in bulk quantities.