A stay at Angel House puts you in the centre of the local homeware and handicraft makers.
Whether you are looking for wholesale goods, personal shopping or looking to decorate your home with authentic Balinese handicrafts, all in an easy walk, then Mas is the place for you 🙂
Why: Markets are a huge part of life in Bali. It’s where the locals shop, eat and come to socialise. Now along with traditional markets, you’ll find organic and farmer’s markets set up by local expatriates, while a new wave of markets are selling samples and leftovers by locally based designers.
Sukawati is a bustling market about 10 minutes South of Angel House. This local market is a two-storey treasure trove packed to the rafters with paintings, wooden sculptures, curios, handicrafts and traditional handmade products as well as typical Balinese clothing and accessories. This market features items made by local villagers and includes handcrafted woven bags, figurines, traditional hand-painted kites, silk wear, topeng / masks and homewares. There is also a busy main street with +++ clothing, handicrafts and stalls selling young coconut drinks, sate, roasted sweetcorn and a range of other drinks and snacks.Prices are inexpensive but there are also ATM and money changers; perfect if you have already spent your allowance 😉 Insider tip: Unlike retail stores in Bali, the markets have no fixed price and haggling is expected. Offer about half of what they first offer you, and negotiate from there.
Gaya Ceramic & Design
It’s hard not to be drawn to Gaya Ceramic & Design’s divine collection of handmade, artisanal homeware collections. From gorgeous bowls, plates, jugs and kettles for a table setting like no other, to stunning lamp and wall fixtures that look more like modern art, installations, Gaya Ceramic & Design is sure to set your hobby for homewares on fire. And with totally unique pieces that can be custom designed, these treasured creations are sure to get your friends talking at your next dinner party. Don’t leave without nabbing one of vases or fruit bowls, which can be carefully wrapped and packed in your suitcase, too! They also have classes so..indulge your inner artist and participate in a class 🙂
Gaya Ceramic & Design, Jl Raya Sayan, Ubud, p. +62 361 8989515.
Bali’s clans of gold and silversmiths have been creating intricate objects for temple heirlooms, rituals and fine jewellery for centuries. Their designs continuously evolve, as do the handed-down crafting techniques. The island’s gold and silver communities are mostly located in the villages of the Gianyar regency, particularly Celuk, Mas and Ubud. Some have showrooms alongside workshops that welcome you to observe the creation process, and some go further by handing you the silver beads, tweezers and wireworks to learn from the local artists in creating your own piece to take home.
Prapen Jewellery is a major design house, manufacturer, retailer and wholesaler of contemporary gold and silver jewellery, located in the gold and silversmiths neighbourhood of Celuk village, Gianyar regency. The famous jewellery production and family business started in the 1940s, and run for four generations. Its name is taken from the word perapian or ‘furnace’ in the local tongue – the working place of a metalworker. Prapen is owned and managed by a member of the Pande Mas, the ancient clan of Balinese smiths who work with gold and precious metals. Prapen today is a centre of traditional Balinese silversmiths with an international clientele.
Prapen Jewellery Address: Jalan Jagaraga 66, Celuk, Gianyar Tel: +62 (0)361 291 333
Read more at: http://www.bali-indonesia.com/ubud/prapen-jewellery.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
Tegallalang handicraft centre is famous for arts and crafts, located in the district of the same name just several kilometres north of the main Ubud hub. The Jalan Raya Tegallalang main road traverses 10.5km through this Bali heartland, and halfway you will find the famous scenic stopover on most day excursions to the northern parts of the island such as Kintamani via Ubud. Although agriculture still remains the primary source of living among locals, the area and surrounding villages also produce a large variety of curios. Tegallalang handicraft centre owes to the various cottage industries found here, which deal with the manufacture and worldwide exports of an assortment of handicrafts and furniture items. It is not an overstatement to say that perhaps the Tegallalang route may also have the longest row of art shops in the world, making a drive along the main route a colourful one indeed.
Read more at: http://www.bali-indonesia.com/ubud/tegallalang.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
Arts and handicrafts are one thing, then there’s exquisite furniture and homeware which are much produced through similar sets of skills and craftsmanship. That’s why it’s no wonder that many head to Bali to hunt for chic designer items. These range from handmade ceramic crockeries that can add some colour to your kitchen and table back home, unique décor pieces that are personally sourced by passionate store owners that make up a big part of their curated collection, as well as rare handicrafts made in Bali by highly skilled artisans. Some outlets showcase an exclusive set of collections produced from their own factory, either specialising in ceramics, upholstery or furniture using certain materials. Themes also vary, from the colourfully ‘hippie chic’, to the modern and nature-inspired motifs such as batiks and tropical plants. Even of you don’t pick up an item, you might get a lot of inspiration for sprucing up your living spaces back home