Mas VillageBali Wood Carving Center
Mas Village Bali is one of traditional villages in Bali fundamentally identified as an artistic countryside by focusing the art of wood carving.
Mas Village is famous called as Bali Wood Carving Center 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 borne and found the spirit (Taksu) and soul.
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.
Mas Village even now is also called by Bali Wood Carving Center since most of the local people creatively create the beautiful wood carving includes naturalist and abstract styles.
We recommend you to visit this village to discover the local sculptors create the beautiful of art in form of wooden carving.
Mas Village Location
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. If you wish to go to this place from Denpasar, the starting highlight points to step into Mas Village is Sakah, where a big baby idol monumentally existing in the middle of 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.