Art from Bali and Indonesia
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Wooden and painted lontar container from Bali
1950-1970
Much of the special knowledge, rituals, medicin etc, was preserved on lontar leaves. After a month of special treatment the lontar leaves can be preserved for a very long time. A priest writes his text by carving letters into the lontar with a very sharp small knife. When the lontar is full, he slides with his index finger, which is blackened by a special black liquid, over the lontar. Because the black moisture stays in the tiny scratches the letters are visible now. Because there are priceless lontars on Bali, a special box is made to preserve those lontars. And often this box is decorated with special carvings or, like here, with painted illustrations from the Hindu saga Ramayana. The last 2 photos show a priest determining a date for an important event with the help of a lontar and a Bali calendar. Pls click on the photo for more pics&info.
Wooden and painted lontar container from Bali

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Wooden rice beater from Bali. Local name; panaptapan
1900-1950
Antique object from the Bali before 1950. These ricebeaters were used after the harvest to flatten the top surface of a bundle rice arens. The use of these ricebeaters stopped when new types of rice were introduced in Bali around 1970. This ricebeater has a flower pattern as decoration and the handle is carved in the shape of a turtle. Folk art! Pls click on the photo for more photos and info.
Wooden rice beater from Bali. Local name; panaptapan

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Wooden rice beater from Bali. 19th century. Local name; panaptapan
1850-1900
Antique object from the Bali before 1900. These ricebeaters were used after the harvest to flatten the top surface of a bundle rice arens. The use of these ricebeaters stopped when new types of rice were introduced in Bali around 1970. This heavy and well used ricebeater has the image of Dewi Sri, the goddess of the rice, carved on the upside. Real folk-art!
Wooden rice beater from Bali. 19th century. Local name; panaptapan.

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A four-arm Hindu god performing a ritual. Woodcarving made by Wayan Bukel. Pls click on the photo for more photos&info
1950-1970
A four-arm Hindu god performing a ritual. Woodcarving made by Wayan Bukel.

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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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Three wedungs from Bali, 19th century
1850-1900
A set of three rare Balinese wedungs. These holy knives were used during cremation rituals. They were used by preparing different fruits-offerings. By clicking on the photo there is more info&photos
Three wedungs from Bali, 19th century

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Houten beeld van een panter, gemaakt op Bali
1950-1970
Good example for a correct wood choice by the carver. By choosing pallissander wood, with its distinctive flamed pattern, it resembles the outerskin of the panter. A carving full of expression!
Wooden sculpture of a panter, made on Bali

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Bali dancer with wings
1970-1990
This carving was solely made for the tourists, but its design has a lot of similarities with the typical symmetry of the Amsterdamse School in the first decade of the 20th century!
Bali dancer with wings

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"Eenigen tijd onder de Baliers". Dr Julius Jacobs. Batavia 1883 G. Kolff&Co Old antiquarian book in which a doctor travels through 19th century Bali.
1883
A Dutch doctor travels through 19th century Bali to convince the rulers of Bali to start a vaccination program against smallpox. Along the way he writes about his adventures. The book gives a good insight in the power of the then mighty rulers of the various districts on Bali. Highlighted is the relationship of the rulers with the Dutch authorities, and their relationship with their own people.
"Eenigen tijd onder de Baliers". Dr Julius Jacobs. Batavia 1883 G. Kolff&Co Old antiquarian book in which a doctor travels through 19th century Bali.

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Wooden box to keep lontar manuscripts
1930-1960
Nicely carved box to preserve important manuscripts. The content of these manuscipts could be the working and use of certain medicines, or village laws(adat)
Wooden box to keep lontar manuscripts


 
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