With their increasing demand for silver handicrafts and it popularity in exporting-the Celuk Village could not fill this strong demand. That is why the surrounding villages now work as silver smith, then from that Bali Driver tries to invite you saw this craft in Celuk. This created many jobs for the villages and greatened their opportunity. This growth has further developed and improved the quality of silver being produced. Modern new designs now replace those monotonous motifs of the past.
This village is located strategically on the main road form the Denpasar to Gianyar Regency which is about 5 km from Denpasar Town, Celuk Village is the renowned village in Bali as a tourist destination cause of the local residents is very proactive and full of innovation to the gold and silver crafting. If you are a guest in Bali Driver Guide definitely invite witnessed craft in Celuk village is very interesting and unique.This Strasbourg is located in sub district of Sukawati, Gianyar Regency and owns the individuality and superiority in production of gold and silver crafting. Most of them are Balinese professional, artistic and adept of design development related to the silver and gold crafting.
For years the Celuk Village has been knows as the center of gold and silver handicraft. The village center for gold and silver smithing. The large number of silver-smiths in this village flourish from the soroh Pande Perak,clan, who spearhead silver smithing and have past their talents on to all.
Incredibly productive, the silversmiths produce costume jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings. Each worker with his own style and taste In Banjar Gelumpang, Sukawati Village, Gianyar (15 kilometer from Denpasar), the silversmith single out in making earrings with a frog design. A popular design, they encompass of three frogs made into 3 sizes. Arranged from smallest to largest, the total length of the earrings is 8 to 10 cm. great for tall women, they also provide a look of dignity and sophistication. Other specialize in rings using the Balinese carvings. Bracelets popularly use the snake design which is look so marvelous and willowy around one wrist. Brooches include fish and bird design. Good for souvenirs or presents. So indulge in some silver work.
The creation of jewelry has always been linked to religious and ancient beliefs in Bali where the line between the temporary and spiritual world obscurity.
In Celuk village, between Batubulan and Sukawati on the Ubud road, just an hour from Nusa Dua, the sounds of hammering, chiseling and filing echo from almost every house in the neighborhood.
The village has been famous as Bali center for home-based jewelry manufacture for hundreds of years, today evolving into a protruding jewelry making center with clients coming from all over the world.
Dozens of art galleries and jewelry shops line the village streets, their shop windows displaying a vast array of silver and gold jewelry and crafts.
As the island jewelry production center, the range in products and designs is spacious with silver and gold earrings, necklaces, pendants, brooches, rings, bracelets, and other accessories.
The work is obviously Balinese; religion and belief informing design and cultural inheritance distinctively marking these creations.
complicated batik-like carving is a hallmark of much of the work and becomes the central theme of a large hair pin, worn by men and women for certain ceremonies.
Many designs are inspired by ancient Balinese mythology; others are highly contemporary with Western leverage in the design elements.
Regardless of the designs, the centuries-old craftsmanship is still clearly reflected in the quality of the jewelry produced in the village.
Traditionally, the manufacture of metal products could only be undertaken by members of the Pande (smith) clan, but the rapid growth in business opportunities has drawn almost every family in the village, and even outsiders,into the jewelry making industry in Celuk.
From this little Balinese village Bali Driver Info invites you to the village of Celuk, these had-made works of art in miniature are exported to some of the largest cities in the world.