Art from Bali and Indonesia
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Prewar carving done in art deco style, made of Tengoeloen wood. Before 1934
1930-1934
Odd and rare scene. This carving must have been an enormous challenge for the Balinese artist to execute. Therefore one may conclude that this is a unique and uncopied carving. According to the first owner, Emmy Polak, this carving was selected for her on location by the famous Dutch sculptor Hildo Krop. This carving was sold at an exhibition sale in Batavia, former Dutch Indies, in April 1934.(see the photos). Number 13 in the category 'plastiek' /Woodcarvings/ the entry says 'vriendinnendienst'/Girlfriends service/;f 35 (Guilders) In the preface of the brochure, carving number 13 is described as made from the nucleus of the Tengoeloen tree. It also mentioned; "This carving turns more dark after a while and looks then like mahony". This is clearly visible on the first photo. It is remarkable that such a piece can be traced back to the original sales location. No artist name is mentioned though. Pls click on the photo for more photos and info.
Prewar carving done in art deco style, made of Tengoeloen wood. Before 1934

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Sitting woman with mirror. Woodcarving from Bali, prewar
1930-1940
Impressive tall statue from the Pita Maha period(1928-1942). Striking elements are the beautiful deco lines that run downwards, and the vegetation-leave-motif on her head scarf. Copying is a normal and accepted thing in Bali, but for a copy you need the orginal. For all the ladies with mirror-carvings, this is probably the preferred original. Each photo can be enlarged two times by clicking on the image.
Sitting woman with mirror. Woodcarving from Bali, prewar

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Nice slender woodcarving of a Bali woman with fruit by artist I Wayan Wiri.
1955-1965
Remarkable tall carving whereby the carver worked cleverly with the wood structure.
Nice slender woodcarving of a Bali woman with fruit by artist I Wayan Wiri.

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A showcase with 6 people from Burma (Myanmar) in traditional outfit
1900-1950
Handmade and painted wooden statues of 6 different types of Burmese people. The handwritten notices are in Burmese handwriting.
A showcase with 6 people from Burma (Myanmar) in traditional outfit.

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Painted cow bell
1950-1970
ToboArt tries to show non-commercial items, but this lovely painted cow bell is an exception. It was made in the 1950s, and collected by a Dutch pilot, who bought art around the world. The bell is decorated with Ramayana figures. The real cow bell is much bigger and usually not so elabourately painted as this one. The last two photos show two examples of non-commercial bells from the 1930s. Pls compare.
Painted cow bell

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Carving from the mountain village Sebatoe
1930-1950
This carving is a parody at the woodcarvings made in Mas and other villages on Bali. They are all small, humourful and funny creations with no meaning.
Carving from the mountain village Sebatoe on Bali.

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Old Bali priest (pedanda) with staff. Antique coloured woodcarving, for 1915
1880-1915
The Tropen Museum in Amsterdam has several of these old pedanda carvings. The staff is typical for these times. Because there were almost no tourists in early 20th century, this statue was made for decoration purposes for the village community. Probably for a temple or bale bale. The paint used on this carving is gold-paint.
Old Bali priest (pedanda) with staff. Antique coloured woodcarving, for 1915

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Odd bust of a Balinese man
1930-1950
Bizar carving with a detailed larynx. This may suggest this item was not intended for the tourist market.
Odd bust of a Balinese man


 
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