In the village of Pakudui, 69-year old Made Ada has been carving wooden statues since he was in elementary school. Most famous for his huge Garuda carvings, his art has taken him from Bali to France, Spain, Switzerland and beyond, often on the invitation of presidents. His distinctive work has been commissioned to decorate Indonesia’s Presidential Palace and has been copied by artisans across the island.

 

In this short film for Katamama, Marko Randelovic meets the charismatic Pak Made and finds out why, towards the end of his career, he is worried about the future of his craft.

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Maker profiles, cultural commentaries, artful film footage and mixology master classes – here we share the stories of Katamama and her island home, Bali.

Katamama Film #006: Garuda

Katamama Film #006: Garuda

Marko Randelovic travels to Pakudui, near Tegallalang, Bali, to meet the legendary Garuda carver Pak Made Ada.

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Agung – Bali’s Sacred Mountain

Agung – Bali’s Sacred Mountain

Why East Bali’s Mount Agung is such a significant spiritual landmark and what its recent rumblings mean for the island.

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Frank Camorra’s Food from Home

Frank Camorra’s Food from Home

MoVida founder Chef Frank Camorra was back on the island for 'A Taste of Andalucia'. Here, he reflects on dishes from his childhood in Southern Spain and his distinctive culinary approach with MoVida.

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