Mas Village is one of traditional villages in Bali fundamentally as an artistic countryside by focusing the art of wood carving. This village is famous in the island as Bali Wood Carving Center located in Ubud sub district and Gianyar Regency. It owns the typical style of wood carving art by placing forward the distinguish synergy of the humanism and naturalism. The village’s popularity as an art village is famous in the national as well as world wide. It is coming from the highness name of some maestros born and found the spirit and soul of art (Taksu). The famous maestro who was borne at Mas Village is Ida Bagus Tilem.
The artistic of Mas Village can be seen from long history root. The result of wood carving art in Mas Village owns the immeasurable and wide dimension such as idol for the devoting (Arca idol), representative dimension of everyday Balinese social society life (farmer, fisherman, worker, intellectual, merchant etc) And also, the abstract dimension as existing of actor imagination is listening carefully of reality, dynamics and life philosophy. The villagers are similar like villagers at other tourism countryside in Bali. They have also experienced the transformation from agrarian society to the crafting society. Even nowadays, it is continued to service society from commerce service until levying service of the souvenir for overseas and domestic tourist.
Even now, Mas Village is also called by Bali Wood Carving Center since most of the local people creatively create the beautiful wood carving includes naturalist and abstract styles. We recommend you to visit this village to discover the local sculptors create the beautiful of art in form of wooden carving.