We are very fortunate and blessed to be living in this place we call home: Bali.
Anyone who has been to Bali knows that despite all the challenges here on this island, the nature and culture of the Balinese is a powerful reminder of some of the things that make a way of life so meaningful: SUSTAINABILITY. COMMUNITY. FAMILY.
These words are how we describe Bali. Why these 3 words I hear you say?
Most things made in Bali are handmade, made in traditional ways using natural materials and very basic tools. The ways of making things have been passed down from generation to generation.
While there are some factories mainly in the garment space that have a large number of workers using modern tools and machines, the majority of work done in the homeware space is completed by families using hand tools.
When we have a wholesale order for bulk items, we typically place the order with a community leader who passes the work out to families in their community. The Balinese live in large compounds that can house several related families, and these families work together to make the items. Large groups of family members sit together in a central area, and weave, cut, carve etc. Skills are passed on between family members.
So strong are these skill sets, that many communities in Bali are known worldwide for a particular craftsmanship.
So when you buy an item that is handmade in Bali, you are generally directly supporting family incomes, and in doing so strengthening the local community the families live in, and in a sustainable way.
Now for the cravat. Not all handmade items by any means are only made in Bali - depending on the type of natural material used, handmade items can come into Bali from Java, Lombok or other islands in Indonesia. Indeed, a lot of items come into Bali in a basic form, and are finished off by the Balinese. However the majority of work in these islands also comes at the family and community level.
We regularly carry out QC on our customer orders, and we see the reality. We know just how important the orders are to families, and to our communities. We see the impact, and the stability and certainty it brings.
So if you have a choice of China or Bali, buy here. Your purchase really does make an impact.
Very nice product
See above. Spectacular decoration. Bravo!
The quality of the products is outstanding! Will be ordering more!
Thank you for the deliver of goods that I ordered.
I am not in Bali and so I had to make an order from Mentawai.
Everything was packed and delivered on time and in good order, thank you so much for a reliable delivery.
great bag - i love it and nice contact with the seller - absolutely recommendable👍
This cutlery holder is beautiful and worth lots of space fotmr your items. Thank you
The reclining Buddha is an art piece. I just love it
I am very disappointed my bed is a king and I was supposed yo receive a king size bed runner. 8
I don't know what happened but it does not hang on the as shown
Second order from this shop and again very happy with purchase.
Very pretty carving and the brass hooks make it look very attractive. Quick delivery and I was well informed via email about the whole delivery process. All my queries were answered promptly.
Unique & creatively designed yet very ethnic.
Very Aesthetically designed products. Quick delivery and safe packaging inside the wooden cart.
Five stars! I was really happy with my purchase. They were made beautifully.
These are so sweet, real features. I Use them to hang from cabinet handles and they are so vibrant. The brass Buddha's are well cast.
Love these. Well made & really stand out hung from the handles on my timber cabinets.