Kamasan is a community of artists painting traditional. So intimate and so long painting of the traditional artist then take the results of painting in the style of their own (style) that is distinctive traditional Kamasan paintings. Indeed, the growing talent in the art works of other art form of sculpture, namely gold and silver and the last bullet is the sculpture. Although the terms of the fabric material used to color the metal changes, but still something special appears in the theme of painting or carving that depicts figures puppet.
Puppet figures to be a theme painting or engraving on the epic story of Ramayana or Mahabharata, and the story kekawin Arjuna Wiwaha, Suthasoma. Therefore, the style of painting or carving or Kamasan puppet can be said is rather old age of the context of its history until now still seemed intact. According to impress the international collector, Kamasan style of painting is still considered to be very smooth and sophisticated, clean, not noisy with the details that are not very important and clear message out. Paintings or carvings, traditional puppets berintikan that bring power attraction for artists, or tourists who visited the village of Kamasan.
Kamasan as the center of the painting and carving is the traditional name of a village in sub district and Klungkung Regency. Kamasan village is geographically including lowland coastal villages or beach Klotok User ± 3 km. The distance from Denpasar to this village is 43 km, can be reached by motor vehicle, and all the way to an object that is the major painting or carving crafts already paved.
Be conducted through three channels, namely: (1) west of the line center of the city district to the south along the 1.5 km turn left to line up directly Sangging, a house painter who celebrates the traditional puppet Nyoman Mandra. To the south a little longer to train Pande Mas, center carvings of gold, silver, (2) line north from the town of Klungkung regency slightly in the east to south through the winding-up on the winding road banjar elbow, also house a traditional painter named Mangku Mura, (3) south line of the midst of the city of Klungkung regency to the south along the 3 km through the villages and Tojan banjar Gelgel to Pande, the craft of carving traditional bullet.
Along the road that passed in the train-line, or villages, Tojan and Gelgel neighbors still be the hammer and craftsmen carved silver bullet or the sound texture of the cloth Cagcag songket. Can be called objects around is Kertha Gosa in Klungkung city, Temple and Batu Klotok temple Basic Gelgel in history that has the remnants Gelgel century kingdom of greatness-to-15 and to 16 in Bali.
There is an exhibition space sales or painting or carving, place in the west banjar Sangging, about 50 meters. A painting studio practice was established by Nyoman Mandra in their own house. When guests visit Kamasan then are able to enjoy more direct workshops of the artists painted or carved at it home respectively. Roads that are entirely asphalt can be a motor vehicle (car, motorcycle) or traditional transportation is also available gig.
Kamasan painting as the central product or get a lot of carving traditional visits the Indonesian Archipelago and foreign tourists. Time they visit is during the day. Tourists who come to use the equipment Kamasan a motorcycle, car, taxi or gig.
Kamasan or "Ka-gold-an" is a name that is quite old for the community of those who have jobs in the field that is sufficient Pande Mas in accordance with the name of one of the train in the village of Kamasan. Bukit archeologist found that the form of the throne-the throne of stone, menhir statue, a stone mortar, stone manger, a cylindrical monolith, stone dakon, lane-lane road that coated stones that have been found time in 1976 and 1977, which spread in the villages Kamasan, Gelgel and Tojan, gave instructions that the community is quite old age. That findings archeologist also gave instructions that the tradition was some coloring megalithic in Kamasan community life and its surroundings, namely the life of the community pre-Hindu roots of the neolitikum (+ 2000 years BC). Megalithic tradition has been absorbed by the undagi and Pande-to-an in the period then. The Pande increasingly recognized and enabled by the King (Ida Dalem) is based in the kingdom since Gelgel (1380-1651). Product metal sculpture on a gold or silver in the dish (trophy, tray, etc.) have been made equipment goods jewelry palace Sweca Linggaarsa Gelgel Temple. In addition to sculpture, painting also developed puppet for decoration on the cloth as a flag (have the opportunity, banner, lelontek), fabric decoration (ider-ider and parba) that complement a decor in holy places (temple) or in the building complex Kingdom. Since throne holder of the power that is Dalem II Waturenggong (1460-1550) the kingdom Gelgel culminates celebrity, it is a golden Kamasan village craftsman. Row-line is particularly Sangging and it can be said Pande Mas banjar Gilda, working groups, of which consists of houses and workshops where people live, work and to serve the King until the end of life is seen as their god. King of the duty to keep World (of the universe and its contents) is always in a state of balance and harmony. Because art is seen as an important element in maintaining the harmony of the sacred works of art then becomes the task of authorities to protect and maintain thing having to do with art. At the center of power moved to Klungkung Gelgel, Dewa Agung Jambe by year 1686, direct descendants of the Dynasty Kepakisan in Kresna Gelgel, the village of Kamasan is berintikan Sangging and Pande Mas banjar Gilda as a place of artists painting and carving, but still dipertahankan. Klungkung will changed now after the capital district of Bali Province and the descendants of the King and become of nobility RI officials and employees, and banjar Sangging Banjar Pande Mas not banjar Gilda from the King. However, the artists and craftsmen Sangging, Banjar Pande Mas-line and other square, Geria, Kacangdawa, Pande Peken Tabanan and still continue to produce paintings or carvings Kamasan style or style of product has been puppet. Expansion variety, not just limited to engraving gold and silver but also showing the sculpture of copper or brass and bullet. Art form of their product or painting carved object requested by many foreign tourists or archipelago. Similarly, in line with increased tourism, souvenir shops and art in Klungkung, or the art market and Denpasar Gianyar hotels and also the customers who keep the product from the arts in the Kamasan style puppet.