Penyaringan Village is one of the villages in Jembrana Regency having the most hamlets, namely 13 units. The village inhabited by 9,848 populations is divided into three customary villages, namely, the Penyaringan, Giri Amerta and Giri Utama. Most residents rely their livelihood on agriculture both irrigated and non-irrigated farming. Actually, the name of Penyaringan itself is taken from the habit of local predecessors who opened the land and called the village area. Around the river basin currently lies the Penyaringan Hamlet that formerly was often used as location to hunt fish.
Originally in 1814, there were four brothers from Pengastulan, Buleleng, dwelling temporarily at Tegal Cangkring. They were I Made Loka, I Nyoman Manggis, I Ketut Lancing and Ketut Naning. From their temporary settlement at Tegal Cangkring, these four men frequently hunted to the northeast (Penyaringan Hamlet). They hunted while bringing along with some nets (jaring). Then, they cornered the animals to a place surrounded by Bilukpoh River in the north, east and south. Each time the four men went hunting, they always mentioned to go to Penyaringan, namely the location of setting up the nets. Until now, the place is called Penyaringan.
Later, they opened up the land for settlement and paddy field. The hamlet and subak was then called Penyaringan. Opening of the farmland was carried out around 1850 and I Made Loka alias Gurun Pon was appointed the leader known as Kelihan. In harmony with the population growth, the village also developed. Penyaringan Hamlet is the central of the hamlet until it increased to the West, known as the hamlet of Sembung, Anyar, Pangkung Kwa, Tibu Beleng (Central, South and North) and in 1934 it expanded to Yeh Mecebur Hamlet in the south of Tibu Tanggang. It was called Yeh Mecebur because around the village could be found many waterfalls.
Village Chief of Penyaringan, I Ketut Winarya, explained that village development put emphasis on the education sector. In the art sphere, this village had a woman gamelan troupe that could achieve the third winner in the women gong kebyar competition in the local regency recently, Jegog Troupe and Kendang Mebarung. Currently, we are intensely developing the genggong musical instrument that has nearly come to extinction. Therefore, we give it an opportunity to develop, explained Winarya accompanied by Secretary of the Penyaringan Village, Gede Sudendia. When asked about the village’s logo showing a white horse with black tail, he described it symbolized the dynamism and strong spirit. Meanwhile, the black color on the horse’s tail represented an imperfection.
source : bali travel news