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Pondok Padi Design manufactures and exports a wide range of Balinese furniture and homeware to clients all over the world. They use sustainable material such as mango, teak, and bamboo, handmade and hand-finished by skilled artisans.
Kuta-based Indonesia Export have been exporting Balinese furniture, home décor, jewelry, and all manner of quality craft products since 1995. Do take note that they deal in wholesale only.
Bali Parcel Handicrafts create and export a wide range of Balinese furniture, home décor, jewelry, handicrafts, garments, garments, as well as wide variety of trinkets and souvenir items, made by skilled artisans and craftsmen. Should you want to visit them in person, on-site, they offer pickup and transport arrangements from the airport to your hotel and to their factory.
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Bali is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. An island province of Indonesia and home to most of its minority Hindu population, Bali’s beautiful beaches, resorts, and rich history, arts, and culture continue to draw travelers from all over the world at a steadily increasing rate – which is impressive, given that the region has been and is still occasionally the subject of travel warnings from several countries, on top of its tourist industry weathering the effects of two terrorist attacks back in 2002 and 2005.
The more people get to know Bali, the more they can’t seem to get enough of it.
Plenty of tourists seem to share that sentiment, and then… there are those who find themselves drawn into a steadily deepening connection with the place. What happens when you’ve traveled yourself out of being a tourist in Bali? Where can you go and what can you do once you’ve decided to forge something more meaningful – or at the very least, more interesting – to you personally than just the sights, sounds, and experiences that every travel brochure to Bali has featured?
Well, let’s take a look at two of the more interesting possibilities.
Some have been driven to learn more about Bali – its history, its peoples, its traditions, its arts and culture – and one of the best ways to get started is to get in touch with the Indonesian Heritage Society. They are an all-volunteer, non-profit group nearly half a century old, focused on promoting Indonesia's rich artistic, cultural, and historical traditions.
The Society supports the Museum Nasional and maintains its own library, where enthusiasts and academics alike can conduct research and join study groups based on a specific area of interest or branch of Indonesian art, culture, or history. Additionally, they also provide lectures, heritage tours, and facilitate support for a number of non-English foreign language speaking groups as well.
Balinese art and culture has a long and storied history, tracing its Hindu-Javanese roots as far back as the fourteenth century, influenced by the artisans of the Majapahit Kingdom who expanded into the island. In the early part of the last century, Bali’s exposure to more western influences has further pushed progress and resulted in the development of new varieties of Balinese art, most of which can be seen in the region today alongside the more traditionally-inclined work.
Some Baliphiles – be it frequent visitors or expats – have taken to beginning collections of Balinese art, handicrafts, furniture, antiques, and more. One advantage of purchasing goods in situ is that these are not subject to same taxes and duties as they would be had these been imported to the countries of origin of their respective visitors and aspiring collectors. There is a vast amount of variety in what you can collect in terms of Bali’s arts and crafts, be they antique or more of the modern flavor; from intricate filigrees rooted in Bali’s history and traditions, to more aesthetically modern crafts in whatever medium, there’s bound to be something you’ll find interesting enough to be in any of your collections.
There you have it – for the truly passionate, sometimes you have to go deep to truly get to know a place beyond what guided tours and tourist traps can offer, and this calls for time, effort, and a bit of dedication. For those who’ve given it a go and have stuck with it, it may well be worth more than what they initially put into it.
About the Author: Andre Salvatierra is a freelance writer who loves culture, technology, well-designed things, and great experiences. You can find him on Medium.