Gelgel Village in Bali is famous for the gorgeous woven cloth of Bali, we called it ‘Songket’. It was the royal family and its relatives clothes when attending a ceremony within the royal sphere. This cloth is a great combination between elegant and classic.
There are many motives for this songket, such as motif style, faunal motif, human motif, primbon motif (combination of geometrical with flora-fauna-human motif). It takes 3-4 days to finish 1 songket that beautifully made by hand with stunning designs.
What you can see around Gelgel Village :
1. Puputan Klungkung Monument, The big nation is the nation that could appreciate his hero’s services, that is the series of word motifated the regional Regency government of Klungkung to build the Puputan Klungkung Monument in order to recalls and appreciates services of the heroes who fell and was willing to sacrifice his body and soul as well as his property in maintaining and holding the self-esteem from the rape by colonial.
2. Kertha Gosa (Courts Of Justice), the more famous painted ceiling of the Kerta Gosa has also gone through numerous changes this century. It had to be restored after the devastating earthquake of 1917 and was again repainted during the 1930’s by Pan Sekan, a master artist from nearby village of Kamasan.
3. Goa Lawah Temple, The temple is known as Bat cave temple and one of tourist’s stop for sightseeing to East Bali. The location is on the stop of a hill on the beach. The view of Nusa Penida Island across the sea is a beautiful panorama. The name of Goa Lawah means cave of bats. Where hundreds of hanging bats are never leave the cave, only flying around the area and back again. Beside bats there are snakes which some times sleeping among the cliff on the mouth of the cave.
4. Kamasan is a traditional community of the painting artist. Because of intimate and old of the traditional painting expansion in Kamasan, the artists mention that the paintings in Kamasan has a special style wich is called the traditional Kamasan painting.