The museum Tanteri was established by Oka Mahendra on May 30, 2011, in Tabanan Bali.
This ceramic museum preserves various pottery and ceramics has found in the Indonesian archipelago.
The word Tanteri was derived from a significant figure who has contributed to the development of ceramics craft in Pejaten village. Besides this figure, other people contributed to the development of ceramic art in Pejatenare I Wayan Kerta, Mangku Kuturan, and I Made Durya.
I Made Tanteri was the leader of Pejaten village, which gave a lot of attention to the development of ceramic art. He devoted 29 years to duties in the village. In 1986 he was awarded the Upakerti Award from the President of the Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta. Another figure who also contributed to the development of pottery craft in Pejaten village is Hester Tjebbes, a ceramic consultant from the Netherlands who has introduced ceramics art with high-firing. The HIVOS financed the project development of ceramic in Pejaten.
Nowadays, the art of glazed pottery in Bali has rapidly developed. Many ceramic studios have produced various motif of products inspired by the natural environment of Bali, which is already well known as the hometown of an artist.
Pejaten is an old village that has inherited the art of pottery for a generation. Artisans have a typical motif with a distinctive form, highlighting flora or fauna ornament and gentle colors like moss jade green.
Tanteri Foundation aims to preserve and develop the art of pottery and ceramics in Bali. Tanteri museum collects various ceramics and pottery ever made in Pejaten village and various ceramics found in the Indonesian archipelago.
This museum can also be seen in ceramics making and see the development of pottery and ceramics craft in Pejaten village from time to time.
Mr. I Putu Oka Mahendra
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