Indonesian Batik Art in Bali

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Batik -- a form of wax-resistant fabric dying -- is Indonesia’s most advanced art form and one that predates written records. Traditionally, batik fabrics were sold in lengths long enough to be worn as a sarong, used as an infant sling or draped over a body as a funeral shroud. Different batik patterns were reserved for various social classes.

As you’ll see in a visit to a batik workshop, the process involves applying a dye-resistant wax to a natural and densely woven fabric -- typically cotton or silk -- to form intricate patterns which would appear in white once the fabric was dyed. Today, mass-produced batiks are made using a copper stamp, called a cap, to apply the wax. When buying batik fabrics, those where the pattern was applied by hand are usually much more expensive than those made using a cap.

The colors of Indonesian batik have changed over the centuries as well. Originally, fabrics were dyed using natural ingredients, and the most prominent color was a deep blue made from the leaves of an indigo plant. Today, artificial dyes allow for batiks in any color imaginable. Balinese batik is characterized by bright colors, usually with a tie-dye appearance.

If you’re shopping for batik in Bali, you’ll find the best artisanal shops in and around Ubud. When you’re shopping, especially if you’re planning to spend serious money on your fabrics, it’s good to know the difference between a true batik (made by hand or with a cap) and one printed in a factory. An authentic batik will look the same on both sides in both pattern and coloration. Printed fabrics typically look more dull or faded on the “bad” side.
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Bali Arts and Crafts Tour Including Ubud

Visit the town of Ubud and its surrounding villages on this tour of Balinese arts and crafts. With a guide, admire jewelry and other silver and gold works in Celuk, browse items carved out of wood in Mas, and explore high-end shops and galleries in Ubud to see paintings and other items by well-known artists. Watch talented craftsmen and artisans at work while you take a break from the beach to experience a different side of Bali.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$43.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Half-Day Ubud Art and Culture Tour

Gain fascinating insight into Ubud’s artistic heritage on a private full-day tour from Ubud. With your guide, you’ll visit a traditional Batik market to delight in the color and craftsmanship of the Balinese art. Visit a goldsmith’s workshop to observe the master artists at work and then continue to Tegenungan Waterfall and a traditional Balinese house compound to learn about the local culture. Round-trip transport from your Ubud hotel is included. Receive undivided attention from your private guide on this tour.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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$65.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Bali Art and Culture tour

Bali is famous with art, culture and nature. In this tour, we will explore about the process of Bali art which is produced in gianyar regency such us Batik art production,Painting art and silver smith. we will also see Barong traditional dance as the mythology of good spirit against bad spirit. After that, lets explore the temple that built in 11th century and has beautiful carving and a cave used for meditation. this temple is Goa Gajah or famous with elephant cave temple. Then we will visit Bali traditional house compound that show us how is bali life in traditional houses before we proceed to scenic view of rice terrace in tegalalang. Highlight of the trip: • Pick up by 8:30 am at your hotel lobby • Visit Barong and Keris Dance • Visit Batik art production • Visit Traditional Bali house compound • Visit Painting art Production • Visit Elephant cave temple • Visit Rice terrace in Tegalalang
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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$20.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Balinese Art Tour : Ubud Art Village, Balinese compound & Temple

Bali Art Tour All Inclusive: Ubud Art Village & Balinese compound tour in Bali, embark the amazing journey in Ubud on first Visit Celuk Village fine Silver art of smith, Batuan Village painting art, batik painting, Balinese compound, Batuan Temple, Mas Village, coffee plantation and the last visit elephant cave  temple, enjoy your tour with our friendly English Speaking guide driver during your holiday in Bali.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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Balinese Cooking Class with Ubud Art Tour

Learn how to cook local Balinese food and spend some time exploring a Balinese coffee plantation and the art village of Ubud with this combo tour. You'll start with a visit to a local market to pick out fresh ingredients, followed by a cooking class. After dining on your own creation for lunch, you'll have plenty of time to visit a coffee plantation and browse art before returning to your hotel.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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$55.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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Ubud and Tanah Lot Temple Tour

Bali Ubud Tanah Lot Tour is a tour to visit two beautiful tourism sites in Bali islands which is Ubud and Tanah Lot Temple the famous for beautiful sunset view. The cultural hub of Ubud and the sacred temple of Tanah Lot are two of Bali’s most visited attractions. On this private tour, enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide and take your time exploring Ubud highlights, such as Ubud central market, the Balinese art village, and the rice terraces. Finish your tour by watching the magnificent sunset over Tanah Lot. The Ubud and Tanah Lot Tour will bring you to the wonderful memory with experiences as the feature of this package.Highlight:• Comprehensive Ubud tour: Take in all the highlights• Incredible sunset views of the sea temple of Tanah Lot • Private tour: Linger longer at the sights that interest you most• Great value: includes hotel pickup, entrance fees
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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