For Garden Centres
Our next container of furniture and crafts from Bali, Indonesia is schedule to arrive in the UK late January / Early February next year.
There is still space available in the container (20’) and we hope you might be interested in sharing with some orders of your own.
Examples of products that might interest you include:
Stone Statues for Garden Centres - Wholesale - From Bali
Recycled Teak Furniture
Teak Root Furniture
Bamboo Ducks — email for details
All of these products are already available from wholesalers in the UK but with the usual mark-ups built in – buying direct from Indonesia should mean a big improvement on costs and profits for you.
Also, a few other points that might make a difference:
We are not competitors and won’t be selling the same products in your area.
Products will be guaranteed up to 14 days after receipt – meaning if you have any kind of problem with the product quality, we can replace the problem product or you can return to our address in Uxbridge for refund (something you cannot usually do with direct shipments out of Indonesia).
Finally, if necessary, we can guarantee not supplying to other garden centres in your area.
With the kind of pricing you get from going direct, you may be able to wholesale to the other centres yourself.
We have prepared a few pages to give you a clear idea of Garden Centre type products with prices:
Have a look and, if you find it of any interest, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wholesale Stock from Bali Now Online
Our 2009 stock catalogue is now up and running.
These represent all the products we have left from our productions over 2009. As you probably already know, it’s about this time of the year that we pretty much declare the year over in terms of production and get to work on our Spring Cleaning.
Some notes before you check the links below…
Wholesale Prices are on the presentation but in order to see the correct pricing, you need to make an account and log in.
You can start that process by going here:
After you’ve made the account, we’ll have to manually switch your account so that you have full price access… that sounds complicated but, basically what it means is that after you’ve made an account on the Wholesale Presentation, we’ll go in there and switch you to “wholesale”.
After that, every time you log in, you’ll always be able to see the correct prices.
Stock prices now include packing material and boxes.
Prices do not include shipping or any other freight-related charge. Once you’ve made your order, we’ll estimate the total volume / weight, advise you of your shipping options and get you an up to date quote.
Now, you can access the presentation by going to:
Or clicking this image:
Wholesale Bali Stock from Indonesia Export
If you’re unsure on anything or run into any kind of problem with the presentation, drop us an email at email@example.com and we’ll get right back to you with an answer.
Don’t forget to let us know what you think.
We’re now working to an update on our Resin Lamps category — here are a few pictures so you know exactly what we’re talking about:
If you’re super interested, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure we let you know as soon as they’re online.
In the meantime, don’t forget we’ve got over 700 lamps and lamp related products online (742 if you need to be exact), split among the following product lines:
Don’t forget to logon or register if you want to see pricing.
When most people think of the didgeridoo I would guess that, like me, they think of the Australian instrument.
Didgeridoos, however, are also made in Bali — we should know, it was one of our earliest product lines (we’ve been producing and shipping them since 1998).
A couple of weeks ago, we raised rainstick and didgeridoo prices by nearly double. The hike was long overdue; we hadn’t raised any of the digeridoo pricing for a few years and it turned out we were getting killed on the pricing.
Since then, we’ve been doing our best to look for alternative carvers and pricing to bring the line back down to a more realistic price level and we think we’ve done it.
To give you just one example, a 120cm bamboo didgeridoo (as in the picture) is now priced at US$3.76 each… I’ve seen bamboos of the same type and size for sale in the UK at around US$35.00.
The new prices are now online (you need to be logged in before you can see those prices) so please take a moment to look them over and let us know how we’re doing.
Along with pricing, we’ll be taking pictures of new models sometime over the next couple of weeks — I’ll update with a news story at that time.
After a few requests from different customers (old & new), we’ve taken some time to reorganise our Best Sellers category.
I hope you enjoy the new presentation — we’ve picked out our most popular categories and, even more importantly, when you click into that category, you’ll be shown only the best selling models in that particular line.
Some things to bear in mind:
Best Sellers are real products that we’ve shipped to real customers over the past twelve months from our catalogue pages. That means you won’t get a chance to see some of the custom work we’ve done and you won’t get a chance to judge the “unique products” — like the 5, 6 and 8 foot high suar statues and so on.
Another point: just because a product is a Best Seller, that doesn’t mean it’s best for you… it may sound obvious when I put it like that but, for sure, you’ll always be the best judge of your individual markets and customers.
That said, if you want our advice or feel that you could benefit from a brainstorming session, drop us a line — we’re happy to help in any way.
All of that said, I hope the new presentation gives you something to think about or at least helps clear a path into the catalogue.
Please go to:
Rama and Sita are the protagonists in one of the most famous love stories of all time. They are deeply and natural in love and union as they are Vishnu and Lakshmi incarnate respectively, and embody the perfect manhood and womanhood respectively. When Rama is banished from the kingdom, he attempts to convince Sita not to join him in a potentially dangerous and certainly arduous existence in the jungle, but Sita rejects this. When Rama orders her in his capacity as husband, Sita rejects it, asserting that it was an essential duty of a wife to be at her husband’s side come good or ill
Rama in turn is protective and caring for Sita throughout the exile.
When Sita is kidnapped by Ravana, both Sita and Rama undergo great personal hardships during their separation. Sita protects her chastity assiduously, and survives over a year in captivity on the strength of her love and assiduous attention to religious values and duty. She is completely unfettered in her resolve despite Ravana’s courting, cajoling and threats. Meanwhile Rama, not knowing who had kidnapped Sita or where was she taken, often succumbs to despair and tears, denouncing himself for failing to defend her and agonizing over her safety and pain. Sita knows that it is in Rama’s destiny to fight to rescue her (she refuses to be rescued thus by Hanumana, who discovers her), but is deeply anxious for his safety and fearful of Ravana’s power.
In legends, Legong is the heavenly dance of divine nymphs. Of all classical Balinese dances, it remains the quintessence of femininity and grace. Girls from the age of five aspire to be selected to represent the community as Legong dancers.
Connoisseurs hold the dance in highest esteem and spend hours discussing the merits of various Legong groups. The most popular of Legongs is the Legong Kraton, Legong of the palace. Formerly, the dance was patronized by local rajas and held in e puri, residence of the royal family of the village. Dancers were recruited from the aptest and prettiest children. Today, the trained dancers arestill- very young; a girl of fourteen approaches the age of retirement as a Legong performer.
The highly stylized Legong Kraton enacts a drama of a most purified and abstract kind. The story is performed ‘ by three dancers: the condong, a female attendant of the court, and two identically dressed legongs (dancers),who adopt the roles of royal persons. Originally, a storyteller sat with the orchestra and chanted the narrative, but even this has been refined away in many Legongs. Only the suggestive themes of the magnificent gamelan gong (the full Balinese orchestra) and the minds of the audience conjure up imaginary changes of scene in the underlying play of Legong Kraton.
The story derives from the history of East Java in the 1 2th and 1 3th centuries: when on a journey the King of Lasem finds the maiden Rangkesari lost in the forest. He takes her home and locks her in a house of stone. Rangkesari’s brother, the Prince of Daha, learns of her captivity and threatens war unless she is set free.
Rangkesari begs her captor to avoid war by giving her liberty, but the king prefers to fight. On his way to battle, he is met by a bird of ill omen that predicts his death. In the fight that ensues he is killed. The dance dramatizes the farewells of the King of Laserm as he departs for the battlefield and his ominous encounter with the bird. It opens with an introductory solo by the condong. She moves with infinite suppleness, dipping to the ground and rising in one unbroken motion, hertorso poised in an arch with elbows and head held high, while fingers dance circles around her wrists. Slowly, her eyes focus on two fans laid before her and, taking them, she turns to meet the arrival of the legongs.
I was sitting in the office the other day and got my head stuck on one of the soundtracks from Reservoir Dogs… Harry Nielson’s “Coconut” (put da lime in da coconut, you drank ‘em both up… put da lime in da coconut, you drank ‘em both up… doctor, is there nuthin’ i can take — excellent song).
Got me to thinking about all the things you can do with a coconut tree — particularly here in Bali.
So, without further ado.
Sing about it: Harry Nielson did it — you can sing along.
Drink it: Head over to Jimbaran Beach (Bali of course) and order yourself baby coconut (kelapa mudah) — turns out to be fresh coconut, served in the coconut shell (with a straw for the juice and a spoon for the coconut flesh). I’m not sure about the health benefits of young coconut — if you google it, you’ll probably find it’s a cure for cancer (what isn’t?) but it’s tasty. Watch the sun go down and the lights come on at the Four Seasons bungalows… nice thing about that particular set-up is that the Seasons looks pretty romantic while you’re sitting at the beach while they watch you hoist your third coconut.
Continue reading 101 things to do with a coconut tree…