Photo of the Week: Woodcraft in Ubud, Bali

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Bali is known for exceptional handicrafts and Ubud is the home of a number of woodcraft studios.  We took a tour of one of the studios, which is where we met this woman, who was working at the polishing station.  An average piece is polished for almost two days before it is ready to be laquered.  It’s amazing to think of how much time and effort goes into each piece, all of which are handmade.  This is something to remember every time you ask for a lower price.  It may be a few dollars to you, but it’s days of effort for them.  Find a price that you’re comfortable with, even if it might not be the rock bottom price, and know that you’re helping to keep this piece of culture alive.

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