Whenever you feel like going on vacation in East Bali, spare some time to visit the splendid Sinar Pande Rumah Wayang Kamasan located in Banjar Pande, Kamasan Village, Klungkung Bali. Owned by I Wayan Pande Sumandra, the artistic house offers paintings and exquisite souvenirs of Wayang Kamasan, which includes fans and bags decorated with wayang (shadow puppets) ornaments. Bali fans, in particular, are well-known worldwide for their gorgeous designs. Wayang Kamasan patterned fans are no exception. Thus, it is foreseeable that each fan is set with a relatively high price of 600 thousand rupiahs.
This fact should be no surprise considering the deep philosophy hidden behind their creations. Each painting is a handmade work of art. I Wayan Pande begins the process by drawing sketches on a sheet of calico cloth previously smoothen with natural seashells. The material is produced manually in Kamasan Village as well, taking shape in the surrounding areas of home industries. For each stroke, I Wayan Pande needs to reach pure serenity and full concentration because none of the sketches can be erased, therefore requiring total precision. Afterward, the sketch is handover to artisans for coloring.