Celuk Village Bali located approximately 5km southwest of the Sukawati District, is also Bali’s major centre for goldsmiths and silversmiths, The main road of Jalan Raya Celuk is lined up with galleries and workshops. The gold and silver items crafted here are of high quality and feature unique and elaborate designs as the craftsmen are known for their skills. Along way of Celuk Village about 2 km, we will find in the left and right side the various type of gold and silver shop which are opened to the domestic and international tourist. It is also inside of this village, we will find the activities and workshop of crafting which are ready to be ordered in small or huge number.
Celuk Village is the famous village in Bali as a tourist destination cause of the local residents is very proactive and full of innovation to the gold and silver crafting. These silver ad gold smiths do their work in modern designs when they are ordered. Along the main road we can see a lot of art shop. Each art shop has a work shop where the visitors can see the artisants make their work. The village of Celuk it self on the both side of the main road.
The productions of gold and silver at this village have penetrated to the local, national and international market. It can be measured from the type of artwork result and variation of ornament, good as present and also export commodity. The type of gold and silver craft has been produced in this countryside are covering various of rings, bangles, chokers, earrings, mother of pearls, Tusuk Konde, broaches as well as mother of pearl. The craftsmen of the Celuk Village are also able to receive specific orders for personalized crafts and products so at a very low price indeed it is possible to either design or personalize the crafts to your needs, which make ideal presents.
Beside of that, Celuk’s workers are able to response the market demands and produce the modern product like medal, maket and culture symbol. In spanning of artistic growth history, the silver and gold crafting had been started by a group of family pertained by Clan Pande. From this family circle, the activity of gold and silver crafting has disseminated to entire society as a top profession which are previously as the farmer. In year 1970’s decades, it has been happened the change of countryside society culture significantly from agrarian society structure to industrial society structure of crafting. Even nowadays, some of them have jumped again to the economic structure of service by focusing in tourism industry. The change and jumping movement of these structures have brought the new positive impact for prosperity. Celuk Village, Kuta and Ubud are the prosperous countryside in Bali by the higher resident’s income cause of tourism.
The history behind this focus on crafts and gold and silver has a historical significance that is not only interesting but is also visible throughout the village in the way of statues and monuments as well as in the museums that provide an excellent insight and background complimenting the area. This began with a man called Clan Pande who started the first group of gold spinners, which across generations of maintenance has spread throughout the village, and today it has had a significant impression on the entire area both culturally and physically.