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Artwork-code: TOBO-00125
Category: Original Works of Art
Description: Beautiful ashtray, wood, made in the dessa Mas, Bali.
Period: 1960-1970
Comment: During the big tourist influx in the 1960-70 all kinds of household objects were produced from wood and sometimes extensively decorated. Ashtrays were popular but also cigar- and cigarette boxes and lamp-standards. The tourist industry was making big money then. This beautiful ashtray was made in Mas by a member of the Taman-family who had a reputation of excellent woodcarvers.
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Signature present: Signature present
Location signature: Under the base
Quality: Very good quality
Remarks: This ashtray is made in the shape of a crab.
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Ida Bagus Poetoe Taman
(1873 - 1953)
Brother of I Patere. Became member and chaiman of the Pita Maha selection committee which determined the quality of the carvings and drawings. Like his brother a very talented carver. His carving of a sitting old man, now in the collection of the "VOLKENKUNDIG MUSEUM" in Leiden-Holland resembles that of the famous Geremboeang carving.

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