Day 31- Ubud, Indonesia Amazing to watch a craftsman take a rough piece of wood and with a half dozen crude tools and his hands create a beautiful bowl. The lathe was spitting out long silvers of wood as we watched the tools bite and then finesse the wood into its final shape. <wood craftsman … More Breathtaking beauty in everything around us.
Day 26 – Ubud, Indonesia Local communities always take advantage of what resources they have on hand/nearby. This is true of even the most rural villages we have encountered. There are a lot of people making a lot of products and discount stores where tourist and foreign buyers flock. These goods are produced as cheaply … More Elephant figures and fair wages
Day 17 – Denpasar, Bali Met with a group of artisans who produce various type of home decor items using mango wood, bamboo, coconut, cinnamon, and other woods. They use the various materials to create unique patterns that are distinctive and have a feeling of being from an exotic island. Many artisans and their families … More Using Bamboo, Coconut, Cinnamon and other woods to create Home Decor items