Bali Budaya was established in 1982 on a
1.9-hectare block of land by I Wayan Sila to help distribute
the work of the carvers from Sumampan and its surrounding
Actually Bali Budaya has been I Wayan Sila’s family
residence for generations. It also became a collective
studio for the carvers in the 60s and 70s. Before Bali
Budaya was established, most of the carvings were marketed
through then the only art shop in Denpasar.