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    Pottery Banyumulek, Lombok

    Banyumulek village in Kediri District, West Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The village is situated about 14 kilometers south of Mataram, the capital city of West Nusa Tenggara. Visiting the Village may be an alternative Banyumulek own for connoisseurs of handicrafts, especially pottery. Upon entering the village, tourists will be greeted by an iron gate frame reads "pottery Industry Centers Banyumulek".

    Once inside, along the road village located about 14 kilometers south of Mataram (the capital of West Nusa Tenggara), travelers will soon see a row of art shops in front of the homes residents. Rows of these art shops selling various handicrafts such as pottery selao (barrel), dumang (brazier), kekete or sigon (pan), kemek (pot), kettles, trash cans, jars, and much more. In addition to crafts that are functional, are like pot, and barrel, pottery products Banyumulek also provides the results of crafts for decorating the room, such as ashtrays, flower vases, sculptures, bowls, wall lamps, and wall hangings. What's interesting is the way Banyumulek pottery making, which still maintain traditional combustion techniques, namely by using straw and firewood.

    Combustion technique is often known by the name tenunuq lendang or burning in the middle of the garden pottery. Because the burning done openly (outside room), this technique is said to have an advantage, namely the pottery can be issued more freely, to be colored or added to the decorations and engraving. However, even then, pottery firing techniques like this are usually more fragile.

    The uniqueness and other attraction of the pottery decoration or Banyumulek is made of woven rattan as an ornamental wood type of pottery-pottery is. Wicker wicker is called skinfold Lombok. Skinfold is a kind of rattan-like tree that can be used to make the webbing. In addition, pottery Banyumulek usually also decorated with white sand that was stuck with a certain shape and motifs, thus forming a neat and attractive decoration. If interested, tourists can also witness firsthand the making of pottery-pottery is beautiful. Please note, most of the craftsmen in Banyumulek are women, especially mothers. Maybe there is confidence in community semancam Banyumulek, that women can be more thorough and detailed, so it affects the end result is pottery making.

    Of all the types of pottery produced in Banyumulek, there is one model that has a unique pottery and does not exist in other industrial centers pottery, which thieves Pitcher. Kendi is a kind of drinking tools such as teapots are made from clay. Burglar Pitcher is indeed a glimpse at another with a jug-jug, which are equally as a place to drink, but if observed more observant, Kendi Maling have differences, namely the existence of holes in the bottom of the pitcher, a place to fill water. In short, if the pitcher-pitcher generally filled with water through a hole at the top, then the water filled pitcher Burglar through a hole in the bottom. Interestingly, if the pitcher is filled with water and then reversed in a standing position, then the water will not spill.

    That said, the name Pitcher Burglar highly related to the story circulating in the community Lombok. The story says that if any thief or thieves enter and steal in the area of Lombok certainly the thief can not get out of the area, and eventually be captured. Maybe the story is at the origin of the name Pitcher Burglar.

    If you examine in detail the results of craft pottery in Banyumulek, tourists can see decorative pottery in the village are mostly using plant motifs, which are different from other decorative pottery villages in Lombok, such as handicrafts from Panunjak Village (Central Lombok) and Masbagik Village (East Lombok ) is characterized by motifs of sea animals and motives of people. Motifs on pottery in Lombok are usually still combines features Sasak culture in decoration potteries. In the village there Banyumulek mosque, praying, food stalls, and adequate parking.

    Access to the Village Banyumulek quite easy, because it has no port and airport on the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, for tourists who come from out of town. If departed from the island of Bali, travelers can depart by plane flew from Denpasar Ngurah Rai Airport in Mataram Selaparang (capital of West Nusa Tenggara), which only takes about 15 minutes. Apart from Bali, tourists can travel air travel from major cities in Indonesia, like Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, and Yogyakarta. By using aircraft from one of the city, tourists will get to the airport Selaparang, Mataram. Banyumulek village is about 14 kilometers from the city of Mataram. From Mataram, Travelers can use a taxi or other public transportation to the Village Banyumulek with a travel time of about an hour.

    Apart from Ngurah Rai (Bali), visitors can also depart from the port of Padang Bay in Bali use a ferry to the Sheet Harbour on the island of Lombok. On the way, travelers will be pampered with a beautiful natural scenery and also the emergence of dolphins followed the ship that chased each other. Padang Bay-sheet travel by ferry takes about 4 hours. After arriving at the Port of Sheet, tourists can continue the journey to the City of Mataram. From Mataram, can directly go to the Village Banyumulek.

    Source: bestindonesiaislands.com




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