Balinese Arts & Crafts Discovery
Visit several villages to become acquainted with Bali’s traditions in performing and applied arts, including dancing, silver and gold working, woodcarving and the production of colorful batik.
DurationApproximately 5½ hours
Enjoy a journey of approximately one hour to the village of Batubulan, where you will witness a private Barong dance performance. This traditional, story-telling dance narrates the universal theme of good versus evil, demonstrated in the unique, Balinese way, with a lion-like creature as the king of spirits battling the demon queen.
After a round of applause, depart for the town of Celuk, known as a center for crafting works in gold and silver. See artistic designs and perhaps observe artisans demonstrating their skills before continuing to Kemenuh. Here, you will appreciate how talented craftsmen turn rough pieces of wood into beautiful statues and masks.
45 minutes from Kemenuh is Tohpati, a town known for the production of batik. With your visit to a workshop, you will see how pieces of ordinary cloth go from blank canvas to gorgeous work of art using a wax – resist dying technique. Hues might include indigo, brown and white, with the colors and patterns often representing a person’s rank and association with a certain region. Depictions of animals and flowers illustrate scenes from daily life.
Afterwards, enjoy a refreshing beverage and a light snack.
Having become acquainted with the customs and crafts of Bali, return to the pier and your Crystal ship with a journey of approximately 45 minutes.
Although the sights are manual-wheelchair accessible, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach with little to no assistance. All wheelchair guests should be accompanied by a family member or assistant. All manual wheelchairs must be collapsible and be easily stored onboard the motor coach. It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as well as wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of sights visited may vary. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.