Jembrana is the largest regency in Bali, mainly known for its wild nature and its National Park.
It still hides a lot of gems in terms of Balinese culture, apart from any tourism industry.
One of them is Made Agus Martika, who decided to become a traditional wood carver at 16.
After he finished his SMK 3 years cursus in the famous International Gambeh school close to Tabanan 13 years ago, he began to work in Pekutatan.
You will not miss the so fine and long carvings he realized for the Bendega villa programme in Puri Dajuma, just using a set of blades together with a big square wood hammer.
Which is 146 meters of carved wood, enhancing every window, door and bay window, some of them so long that he had to wait to get the appropriated wood.
Agus is Padmi’s brother, our highly appreciated waitress in the restaurants: happy parents!