One of several craft villages in Gianyar regency is Celuk Village which is known as the “silver village” because of its silver jewelry production. Craftsmen here make silver and gold jewelry and crafts at their homes and workshops for centuries. A visit to Celuk Village gave tourists the opportunity to see the artisans in action and buy their handicrafts directly on the spot.
Most visitors visiting the silver craftsmen here as part of a tour that also visits other places, be it shopping, village tourism or cultural tourism to Ubud Village or to other places such as Kintamani to see Mount Batur. Craft enthusiasts can enjoy tours that include visits to Celuk Village with other craft villages around Ubud. This tour usually includes visits to carving village of Mas, Tohpati batik village, and Batuan fine art village. The Ubud and Sukawati art markets are also frequently visited on tours to visit Celuk Village.
Souvenir lovers and traditional craft lovers will not want to go home without visiting Celuk Village to see silver craftsmen at work. The style of silver metalwork in Celuk is quite traditional which gives charm to Celuk. Celuk Village is located next to the old village of Sukawati, about 14 kilometers south of Ubud and 5 kilometers from the IB Mantra bypass road.
If a visit to Celuk is in your plan, visit between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, the craftsmen often work on Saturday too. To enjoy the visit in a more calm or quiet atmosphere, come early in the morning before the crowds come.
Some families of craftsmen in Celuk have made silverware for generations, applying traditional styles. The trays and silver plates made by beating are very distinctive and beautiful, as well as intricate jewelry design used for rituals in Bali.