Desa Kukuh Kecamatan Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan kasumbung ka mancanegari santukan kawentenan daya tarik wisata Alas Kedaton. Ring Desa Kukuh taler akeh wenten kerajinan ukir kayu. Kerajinan puniki nglimbak duk warsa 1992. Kerajinan puniki sampun dados industri. Akeh krama Kukuh, cerik kelih tua bajang, makarya ring ukiran kayu. Kerajinan puniki taler nglimbak ke pakubon warga. Sane ngukir nenten krama lanang kemanten. Krama istri akeh taler waged ngukir kayu.
“Tiang ngukir uling SD. Tiang muruk jumah. Mbok tiang nguruka. Ngukir ringring maan upah 20 ribu. Sambilan ngempu nika.”
Inggih, asapunika prasida atur uningayang titiang indik kawentenan seni ukir ring Desa Kukuh.
The village of Kukuh in the district of Marga is known throughout many countries because of the tourist attraction called Alas Kedaton. In Kukuh there is also a lot of woodcarving. Woodcarving started to become popular in 1992 and has since become an industry. Many in the village of Kukuh – children, adults, the elderly as well as adolescents – engage in woodcarving. And woodcarving has become a cottage industry i.e. carvings are done at home. It is not only men who do woodcarving. There are also many women who are good at carving wood.
“I have been carving since Elementary School. I learned at home. My older sister taught me. Carving a ringring* gets me about twenty thousand Rupiah. I do it while looking after my children.”
So that’s what I can tell you about the art of carving in Kukuh.
•Elaborately carved decorative edges for buildings, often painted.