Jepun Bali: Stoner carver in Sukawati Bali

by Nick on January 13, 2007

by Nick | January 13th, 2007  

stone carvingTaking one of the creative routes to Ubud, via a turnoff on Jl. Gatut Subroto, north of Denpasar, you pass through the village of Sukawati. Actually Sukawati seems like an endless line of stonecarving places, lined up along the street, in typical ribbon-development style. One of the many places in Jepun Bali, who’ sign says it is a wood / stone carver. Jepun Bali is run by Wayan Sudiana, who chatted to me briefly. Wayan showed me various items he had made, including stone buddhas, intricate wall decoration and coffee tables, statues, and smaller figures. Batubulan, to the SW, is also known for it stone carvings and the subject matter is much the same. Amazing how many skilled craftsmen are living in this tight area, with Celuk, the silver & gold jewelry center, equidistant.

Most of the stone used comes from Java, the lighter colored stuff soft to the touch and able to be scratched with a nail. Amazing how these guys can achieve such detail, out of a block of stone.

Jepun Bali
Br. Silakarang, Singapadu Kaler


Siti January 14, 2007 at 8:10 am

What does “Jepun” mean?
coz in Indonesian slang “Jepun” refers to “Japan”


Joe January 22, 2007 at 2:06 pm

wow, your blog is really cool, like a diary of sort. YOu must be almost local to Bali. nice blog site.

Just wanted to know if there are any places to eat (walking distance)near masari villas, and also any attractions within 20 minutes walk from the villas?


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