Mas Village – The Art of Wood Carving
Mas Village is one of villages in Bali fundamentally identified as an artistic countryside by focusing in artistic of wood carving. Mas Village is located in Ubud sub district and Gianyar regency, east part of Bali. It owns the typical style of wood carving art by placing forward the distinguish synergy the humanism and naturalism. The village’s popularity as an art village is famous in the national and world level which is not forgetting from the highness name of some maestros which has born and found the spirit (taksu) and soul. The famous maestro who was born in this village is Ida Bagus Tilem.
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 exisiting 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.
It is strategically 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. One of the clue to find this village is the big baby idol monumentally existing in the middle of the road. The baby idol is a symbol and representative of human being life early which is believed by local residents with full of philosophic value, religious and dynamism.
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