29. PLP CULTURAL VILLAGE
Rich and Well-preserved Traditions and Arts
On the foothills of Rinjani National Park to the east, lies a sleepy village of Tetebatu. From there, travelers can visit the nearby villages of Pringgasela, Loyok, and Penangkak; three very interesting cultural center. Pringgasela is home to Lombok’s most creative weaving practice (or kain songket in local language). Loyok is home to Lombok’s bamboo handcrafting. Penangkak is home to Lombok’s traditional pottery (or gerabah in local language). Much less commercial than its western relatives coupled with very friendly villagers, the sites serve as a great way to observe and experience unspoiled local art. Additionally, the rice terrace of Lendang Nangka provides beautiful panoramic walk.
Walk through the village, observe the art making, and try to do some for yourself. Discover the local kept secret of ‘painterry’, combining weaving, pottery and painting. Take a walk at the rice terrace of Lendang Nangka.
Learn to Weave, Make Pottery, and Bamboo Furniture: Wander through the different villages as locals will show you their weaving, pottery and bamboo collection. Should you wish, they can teach you how to make one for you to take back home. And in addition, you can also visit the fusion art of ‘painterry’ and try your hands as a visual artist.
Panoramic Walk at Lendang Nangka: A blissful rice terrace walking experience is a wonderful option to spend your time in these villages.