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Dance hat used in the Balinese Djanger dance
1940-1960
Extremely rare object. The Djanger dance is not performed on Bali for many years. Djanger hats appear seldom on the market. The hat is made manually with several materials. Pls click on the photo to get more info and photos.


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Balinese dance hat prewar
1935-1950


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Dance crown, used by female dancers in court dances on Java
1950-1960
Nice hand work. Made of light metal and glass.


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Copper dance crown made for court dances
1950-1960
Old dance crown made in the ealy 1950-60s. Handmade,


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Dance crown for the Legong dance
1930-1940


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original legong dance crown with neckornament
1930-1940
Written on the inside ; V. ZAREMBA (also the neckornament carries this signature), most likely she was the owner of the dance hat. She was a niece of the famous legong dancer Ni POLLOK. Made of wood, buffalo-leather, mirrors and bamboo. It must have been a painstaking work to cut all the beautiful ornaments into the leather. Only the best dancers were given this quality of hats. Rare object because on Bali usually the older hats are re-used by painting them over or fixing new material onto them. This hat is still in the original form in which it was made as is the original neckornament. Looking at the seize of the neck it is clear that the user was not older than 10-12 years. In pre war Bali only very young girls were allowed to perform the difficult legong dance. Pls click on each photo to see two larger images.


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Dancehat from Bali.



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Dancehat from Bali.



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Dancehat from Bali.
1970-1990
Typical dance crown used during the popular Legong dance.


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Dancehat from Java
1930-1940
Used during a Javanese dance


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Dancehat from Java
1930-1940
Beautifully decorated dancehat, used during dances on Java.
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