Things I love about Bali
You can find lots of meditating cats around Ubud. They love their cats, that’s for sure!
Wood Carving, the best is found here in Bali, amazing work, these day beds are my favorite thing, you can ship it home if you got the cash!
Here is where they work the wood, you can see the process of carving and the building of great pieces of furniture, it is amazing!
One thing I got to love while in Bali is the doors, any door; they have the most exquisite doors I’ve ever seen, some are raw wood color, others are nice bright colors and some used gold, but the carving can go from simple and beautiful to intricate and extremely detailed.
Hand painted Bali hats.
Wood statues with crazy eyes to scare evil spirits away from your home.
Balinese have a tradition of decorating the entrance of their homes to bring good luck and also to compete with the neighbors, it is also used for weddings and other ceremonies, they are biodegradable normally replaced twice a year if they can afford it.
In Bali the main religion is Hinduism, regardless they love Christmas and this is a sample of the Balinese Christmas tree. Nothing wrong with a little bit of Christmas in your life.
Love the baskets you can find around Bali, painted, raw or plain colors, they are so practical and a great piece of decoration for any room.
This is one thing I fall in love with, tin cans, frames, mobiles, boxes, door signs, anything you can think of, this craft comes from north of the island.
Last but not least is this batik collage sold by the meter; batik comes from Java, it is a technique used in Indonesia where the fabric is stamped manually, a very detailed and laborious task. Each small square you see it’s a piece from a batik, it can be very pricy depending on the detail and design.
Photos via: My G12 Canon