Irfanuddin Wahid Marzuki
Abstract. Market is a place where buyers and sellers make their interactions, and it has been around since the period of ancient Bali. There is an inscription which indicates several technical terms referring to selling and purchasing activity in a market. This article discusses the result of a study on 16 Balinese inscriptions published during 882 to 1023 AD. These inscriptions provide an understanding that the Balinese do not interact only among themselves, but also with merchants from other places. They sell daily necessities such as agricultural and plantation products, crafts and livestock. Marketing of products is carried out by using means of transportation or manually, which was supervised by officials of trade.
Keywords: market, Bali Kuna, inscriptions, merchandise, means of support, trade officials
Source: Naditira Widya, Vol. 4 No. 2 Oktober 2010, p. 282-294