Welcome to Batubulan
Stone carving is the main craft of Batubulan, and the start of the main road to Ubud from South Bali is lined with outlets for stone sculptures. Workshops are found right along the road to Tegaltamu, with another batch further north around Silakarang. The village is also the source of the stunning temple-gate guardians seen all over Bali. The stone used for these sculptures is a porous grey volcanic rock called paras, which resembles pumice; it's soft and surprisingly light. It also ages quickly, so that 'ancient' work may be years rather than centuries old.