John Hardy Boutique and Gallery Seminyak proudly commenced to hold ‘Artisan By Nature’ Exhibition, showcasing the masterpiece by unique Bali-based creator Make a Scene (MAS) Creation Studio.
A team of designers and expert weavers from Mengwi, Tabanan, Make A Scene creates their art with coconut leaf called “Busung” and “Slepan” a technique that has been passed down from generation to generation by mothers and fathers, as families gather to share the workload for the all-consuming ceremonies of Balinese religious life. Dedicated to preserving time-honoured traditions and skilled craftsmanship, MAS creates larger-than-life sculptures, artscapes and event settings that embrace theatre, cultural storytelling and sustainability.
Weaving is an integral part of Balinese culture. From the weaving of daily offerings to the gods, baskets, roofing, to the large-scale decorative forms for weddings and festivals. It is a community activity as well as having links back to ancient cultures and religious practice and ritual. The MAS workshop is situated in Mengwi, Badung. The craftsmen and women are the pride of their village and have become highly respected representatives of Art and Culture for the Badung Regency.
The unique work of MAS was born from a union of two enterprising creatives, Chloe Quinn and Ida Bagus Gede Ari Artana. With an admiration for each other’s expertise-the theatre design and traditional coconut leaf weaving, they have created a magical outlet for their passions, combining contemporary and traditional methods, whilst embracing fresh perspectives and sharing skills. MAS has assembled a team of outstanding weavers but much of their work involves the whole village. It is of particular pride that the team is composed of an equal number of women and men. These weavers have consequently become role models to their children and their community.
Starting from from October 6th, 2021 until January 10th, 2022, the ‘Artisan By Nature’ exhibition at John Hardy Boutique and Gallery Seminyak will showcase the MAS team’s first collection of body art and jewelry created from Tipat and Silver inspired by the ancestral Indonesian ‘Ketupat’ weaving technique. A shift from large scale installations and objects to more delicate creation of adornment and body decoration. MAS’ highly skilled team of artisans have paid homage to this intricate method of weaving, precise cutting and shaping of the lontar leaf by combining it with sterling silver to create intricate, contemporary pieces of sustainable, wearable art.
John Hardy Boutique & Gallery at Seminyak
Jl. Raya Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara – Bali