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Updated by Marti Gardner on May 21, 2015
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Tabanan Bali Shopping Areas – shopping at its very best

Tabanan regency is a combination of some of the best historical locations on the island and its agricultural heart. Bali's rice growing area and Mt Batukaru the second highest peak in Bali are part of it.

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Shop for Ceramics

Pejaten in Tabanan regency is the place to buy ceramics. Once the hub of Bali's terracotta industry it is now the hub of its ceramic industry. Ceramic products made here are available on site and in shops around Bali. The ceramic ware is recognizable by their trademark natural colours of green, light blue, ivory, green-gray and dark brown flecked terracotta. Products include hand painted tea sets and dinnerware, ornamental pieces and figurines. Stay at Alila Villas Soori a collection of luxury Villas Bali to enjoy nature at its best, relax and rejuvenate and shop for unique items handmade by artisans of the area.

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Metal Handicrafts

Shoppers looking for unique wares are sure to be attracted by metal handicrafts made by local artisans in a combination of lively colours and shapes available at local handicraft shops and around Bali. These imaginatively designed decorative metal items include wall décor, lanterns with cut outs and items small enough to fit into luggage such as photo frames, cute candle holders, imaginative card holders, jewellery stands, piggy banks and ingenious mosquito coil holders.

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Wood Carvings

Woodcarving is an art form practiced at workshops in Penarukan village and Kerambitan. Among the traditional carvings of fantastic wooden masks, whole doors and windows and figures of gods and goddesses are stylized elongated shapes. Painting the wood to highlight motifs, leaving the wood in its natural state, using the natural form of the wood in abstract styles are the many methods adopted by carvers. Wood carvings are available at souvenir stalls outside attractions in Tabanan and in handicraft shops all over Bali.

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Paintings

While paintings in varied media are found at souvenirs stalls around the regency 'wayang' style paintings in bright colours and crowded canvases are found at Kerambitan.

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Hand woven Textiles

Tabanan has always been a centre of producing textiles for sacred and ceremonial purposes as well as for personal use. Endek once used only by royalty and the nobility and woven in silk as individual pieces is now available in a variety of yarn in large quantities in workshops. The special technique used to die the yarn before weaving gives the cloth its distinctive look. Shoppers keen to take home a piece of this traditional or any other hand woven fabric can do so in the form of trendy clothing, accessories and home ware at shops around Bali and as fabric from the workshops.

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Handicrafts

Handicraft shops around Tabanan are among the best places to source hand woven scarves, hand woven reed bags, hats, baskets and decorative terracotta items, the results of the labour of rural people in Tabanan. Shoppers can wander along open stalls, haggle over wares until a price satisfactory to the buyer and seller is reached. Bedugul a favourite holiday destination has a popular handicraft market.