Saturday, October 17, 2009

Before Galungan, Bamboo Price Rise Drastically

Before Galungan and Kuningan Days bamboo price for penjor’s - a long bamboo pole about eight meter high with curved end, and decorated with palm leaves, rice paddies, corn on the cob, coconut, cakes, a piece of white or yellow cloth, etc. It is the symbol of Mount Agung and also as gratitude for the agricultural produce- is rise drastically. Even thought it rise drastically but there is still lot of buyers, this condition make the seller of bamboo and offering tools for big days ceremony of Hindu’s people feel relief.

Before Galungan and Kuningan, Balinese Hindu’s people are busy to prepare themselves to celebrate the ceremony which comes once every six months.

One of those preparations is making penjor. In making penjor bamboo stands as its main stuff. Since there are many Balinese people makes penjor then the demand for bamboo also rise drastically.

Today in Gianyar Regency, the major price for bamboo is Rp 17.000. And this price has totally different with its usual price for only Rp 7.000 per bamboo.

One of the seller named I Made Nuaba said that bamboo’s price rising cannot be free from the basic price that is also rising.

”We looking for bamboo in Bangli, nowadays the price of bamboo had already rose makes us to rise its price also to the consumers,” explained by Nuaba, one of the seller in Batubulan.

This price rising not only makes their shop lack of buyers. From 250 bamboos there are still 50 bamboos remain.

”At first I’m looking for only small number of bamboo since there are so many orders then I add the numbers,” he said while tidying up his bamboos.

News by Berita Bali