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Craftsmen Community at Denuma Hamlet, Marga

Craftsmen Community at Denuma Hamlet MargaWhen compared to other hamlet, Denuma is not too special. However, the population of the hamlet located at Kukuh village, Marga subdistrict, Tabanan, about 18 km from Denpasar, is entirely getting involved in the art sphere. Such condition makes Denuma known to many people. The hamlet inhabited by about 97 families is very close to Alas Kedaton tourist attraction. Local people have a tradition of making woven bamboo wall. It is not only performed by men, local women are also busy helping. Even, children of primary and secondary school as well as teenagers participate as well.

When making a visit into people’s home, the activity of weaving bamboo wall becomes a unique spectacle. It is performed together amicably and untiringly. Their product is also varied in terms of motif such as star, frizzy and unusual motif. On average, they size 2x3 meters, but people can also book a tailor-made size. Ni Wayan Arini, 32, one of the female craftsmen said the activity of weaving bamboo wall was inherited from her ancestors. Although other family members had other jobs, she was not willing to leave the job having become a tradition. “Weaving bamboo wall has become our livelihood inherited from our ancestors,” she said.

An interesting spectacle occurred every Sunday where each crafter submitted their product to group leader to be marketed. Crafters could submit 2-4 rolls. Each roll usually contained 5 sheets of woven bamboo wall. Although lining up, their face looked happy after going out from the cooperative. Then, when asked about the income obtaining from the sale of each woven bamboo wall to her group, this crafter did not want to reveal. They just admitted it was only enough to support the family. “The amount is uncertain and it corresponds to the amount of product submitted. The price is also in accordance with the increasing order,” said Ariani.

For them, it is a commonplace atmosphere. But for tourists, it is a fascinating spectacle. When all family members do the same job simultaneously, they will look very nice. “Travelers who are having a promenade at our hamlet often drop by to see the activity of weaving bamboo wall,” said hamlet chief of Denuma, Wayan Sukantra. The travelers, added Sukantra, were very pleased to see craftsmen working full of solidarity and laughter. Within a week, there were always some foreign travelers strolling at the road of this beautiful hamlet. Moreover, tourist visit is made 2-3 times a week during high season. “Art activity of our community is often made a spectacle by them,” he said.

Unlike the case of people who work as sculptor and carver, though they make the work of art together, their products are then marketed independently. Other than making sculpture, there are some other crafters making carvings for the ornament of Balinese style building. Design of the sculptures made from rock stone comprises the figure of puppet, gods and goddesses as well as animals. Meanwhile, their wooden carving has some motifs like the ringring and others. Aside from Denuma hamlet, Tegal hamlet located side by side also produces the art crafts. Even, these two hamlets support Kukuh village as the village of the art in Bali. (BTN/015)

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