Located between Mount Merapi and the temple gave the advantage to the residents of Muntilan, Salam, Magelang, Central Java. From the beginning just as a transit point Borobodur, restoration of raw materials now so carving handicraft made from stone. There is a famous place of stone carving art Batikan Village. Stone-carving handicraft Center (stone sculpture) in Batikan, village, Mungkid Sub-district Pabelan, district Megalang, already known in a number of countries.
Enter an area on the edge of a highway in Magelang-Yogyakarta, face our eyes are difficult to avoid rows of stone statues. Either in the form of various kinds of animals, humans, puppet, figures in folk stories until the kitchen appliance like a pestle and munthu.
Batikan village , that’s the name of the area where the coding of the stone carvers, reminiscent of the atmosphere in Ubud Bali. It’s just basic ingredients or manufacturing level statues in Batikan much louder than the Bali’s art. So hard that it is almost similar to the stone.
Weather in Mungkid when it does heat. But lingering being on complex it remains engrossing, as if it were in the “other world”. Between the mystical and religious elements be biased, even blurring the line between the real world and the world of fantasy. That certainly we will be fascinated by the skill of the craftsman and sculptor stone. Especially when looking at the work of the plenary, and those already in the gallery, just waiting for a buyer.
The Fantastic Sculptor Stone Carving Art Batikan Village.
Maybe you will be amazed at the skill of the sculptor who was able to cultivate a rock into the paper. Really very magical when you see works of imaginative artists, which breaks the world far into the middle of nowhere.
Yes, that’s the world of art. A world without boundaries, that is able to roam anywhere according to the will and imagination of its creators (artists). The bottom line, visitors or prospective buyers can satisfy her inner thirst during Batikan.
Virgin Mary statues are available in various sizes, with a variety of raw materials. There is also the goddess of Kwan Im to Confucianism as the God of the most wise, Most compassionate, and Maha helper. In fact they also managed to “move” the temple with the how to make bonsai Borobudur temple to Batikan. Wonderful!!!
Stone Carving Art Batikan Village Central Business
Later, Batikan Village wanted was drafted as a tourist village. In an area of 306,8 hectares will be developed this product range display Center stone-carving craft. Also supporting facilities like garden, parking area, and shuttle transportation to deliver tourists wandering around looking at the activity of carving.
Indeed, the results of the work of art in a pure business Batikan. So, anything that is born and formed a paper is sold. Therefore, the results of the various forms of sculpture-starts that smells of ethnic, contemporary, mystical, to modern-always associated with price.
One of the craftsmen who are big enough there is Sanggar Nakula-Sahadeva belong I Nyoman Alim Mustapha. Studio large enough it gives color different from other Studio-Studio. Almost all of the statues are there in a variety of shapes and sizes. Generally large and distinctive is the order, both from within the country and abroad.
Stone Carving Art Batikan Village Creation in The World
“Tourists who often came here among others from Italy, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Myanmar,” said Nyoman, original artists of Bali since 1967 to cultivate the stone statue. He has access to an extensive international and very supportive of his business.
Some replica of Borobudur Temple, measuring 5 x 5 m 2, for example, is now already in Austria, Africa, Thailand and so on. Current studio also received orders to make imitations of various historical buildings in some countries, such as the Angkor Wat (Cambodia), Shwe Dagon Pagoda (Myanmar), and the Potala Palace (Tibet).
Although there are no accurate data, stone craft centers in this Might be a hanger lived around 500 people labor, ranging from the craftsman/sculptor, salespeople, to bookkeeping personnel. The price of stone statues vary depending on difficulty level and adjustment. An example of a Buddha statue, about one meter in height. For the statue of it, its price could reach Rp 50 million. In addition to depending on the difficulty factor in manufacturing, the price also depends on the raw materials. Because there is a statue of a raw material in the form of a stone Temple black, a white stone, marble, granite, bronze, fiber glass, jade, and so on.
It takes months to complete the making of sculpture
How long does it take to make a statue of the goddess of Kwan Im from marble material with a height of 1.5 meters? According to a sculptor in Nakula-Sahadeva, if done day relentlessly, he took about six months.
For Indonesia, the people of size roughly worked eight hours a day, certainly the statue with the size and the new material could be completed within 1.5 years. “Even if he has already experienced, especially in understanding the character of the raw material. In addition, most of the sculptors in Batikan not pure artists, who could imagine about his works
Although stone carving craft Mungkid has emerged about 45 years ago, but not yet fully using its own resources. Equipment owned by the crafters is very limited, and mostly imported from India. “I think it’s a bit hard, the equipment, so it must be hit with all his might,” explained a sculptor, who has 10 years to become a sculptor.
Raw materials have also been brought in from outside the region. For example, the black and white temples of stone imported from Wonosari (Challenging), marble of Tulungagung and Makassar. In fact there are also materials that must be imported.
With such conditions, then the works of high quality have a high price. However works of art cannot be measured solely on the basis of money. Because works of art need understanding, attitudes, as well as how to enjoy the view of the work of art itself.
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