In our blog you’ll find an interesting, eclectic mix of information about the arts & crafts of Bali and Indonesia, as well as Balinese customs and lifestyle.

With a history of centuries of sea-faring trade, you’ll be able to recognize cultural influences from India, Arabia, China, Europe and even the Pacific Islands in some of the artwork pieces we will be talk about.  And then, there are Indonesia’s own animist foundations that are still discernible in some crafts and local customs.

We at Bali Artworks are lovers of arts and crafts.  By no means are we suggesting that we are experts.  So, if you have some particular knowledge that you would like to add to an article, do join in and post a comment.

We’ll be featuring snippets about daily life in Bali as well that we hope you’ll enjoy. Even we can’t resist taking a closer look at the people and places that make Bali so fascinating.  It can be much more complex and interesting than you’d ever expect.

Of course, if you like something you’ve read, feel free to comment and share.  Our intention is not only to give information but to learn more from the process ourselves and have fun along the way as well.

To read our most recent articles, please see below……

When Balinese Artistry In Precious Metals Meets Western Design

Category : Art
When Balinese Artistry In Precious Metals Meets Western Design
Antique Amber beads and stone set in 22kt. carved and granulated gold. Created in Bali.

Actually, we lie a little here…..

The so-called “Western designers” of these magnificent pieces comprised an Indian woman from Kenya (Uma) and her partner, an American who had already been based here for several years (Shunyata), before they met.

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When Bali’s Witches & Goblins – The Dreaded Ogoh-Ogoh – Come Out to Play

Category : Local Customs
When Bali’s Witches & Goblins – The Dreaded Ogoh-Ogoh –  Come Out to Play
You Can't Help But Look Wherever You Are.

The night before Nyepi Day is the time when effigies called “Ogoh-ogoh” are carried through the streets in parades held around the island. This year, the ogoh-ogoh parades will be this coming Monday night but beforehand, wherever you go around Bali, you can’t help but see the amazing creations standing-by.

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Our Last New Year Celebrations for 2013 – Bali’s Nyepi Holiday

Category : Local Customs
Our Last New Year Celebrations for 2013 – Bali’s Nyepi Holiday
A Melasti Procession View from Our Office Driveway

On March the 12th, all of us in Bali will be celebrating (yet again) another New Year. The celebrations actually begin on the 11th and finish on the 13th and, in the usual Balinese way, it’s complicated. Continue reading to find out why……

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