Discover the Charm of Banyumulek Village

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Banyumulek Village, located in Lombok, is known for its beautiful pottery, which serves as a symbol of the Sasak Lombok tribe’s culture and art. The village’s pottery has gained worldwide recognition, attracting collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. The village has been producing pottery for many centuries, and the skills are passed down from generation to generation.

Banyumulek village pottery

As you walk through the village, you will see different galleries displaying pottery creations ranging from functional pieces to purely aesthetic ones. The village’s artisans combine traditional methods with contemporary designs, ensuring that each piece is a work of art and a piece of Lombok’s soul. The village’s unique pottery stands out due to its harmonious relationship with nature. The artisans use natural colorants like cooked tamarind grain, making the pottery look even more beautiful.

Banyumulek’s pottery-making is sustainable and environmentally friendly, as the village relies on locally sourced materials. This practice is beneficial to the environment and supports the local economy, providing jobs for many families.

Banyumulek pottery products are exported globally, including New Zealand and Europe. Prices range from IDR 15,000 to IDR 500,000 per piece, depending on size, motif, and complexity.

Visitors to Banyumulek can participate in pottery-making workshops to learn about the craft and even make their own creations. The village is a perfect destination for anyone interested in Lombok’s rich cultural and artistic heritage. The warm hospitality of the locals and the ambiance of the countryside make Banyumulek a fantastic place to visit.

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Sasak way of life

Beyond pottery, the village is a gateway to understanding the Sasak way of life, their customs, and their harmonious relationship with the land. Banyumulek is a living museum that showcases the resilience and creativity of the Sasak people. The village exemplifies how tradition can thrive in the modern world, creating a legacy that continues to inspire and captivate hearts across the globe. Whether you’re an art collector, a culture enthusiast, or simply a wanderer searching for beauty, Banyumulek awaits with open doors.

Looking for more things to do in Lombok? Read our post on the 10 best things to do in Lombok.

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Resources

  1. Lonely Planet’s Guide – Website
    • A comprehensive guide that offers insights into the island’s best places to visit, accommodation options, and unique experiences.
  2. Wikitravel’s Lombok Page – Website
    • Offers a crowd-sourced travel guide with practical information on Lombok’s attractions, transportation, food, and culture, including lesser-known tips and advice.
  3. Government Tourism Website – Website
    • The official website of the Lombok Tourism Board offers authoritative information on travel regulations, destination highlights, and cultural insights for visitors.

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