Vintage Balinese hand-carved wooden panel. A scene from a mythological Hindu epic poem. Lacewing-Interiors first touched down in Bali as long ago as the late 70s, early 80s, before the Aussies arrived en masse , and Kuta had one hotel.Called, somewhat imaginatively, the Kuta Beach Hotel , the concept of Kuta with just a single hotel now seems incredulous, the strip running ever northwards for mile after mile up the coast. What hasn't changed is the gentle spirit of the Balinese people and their dedication to art and the spiritual, particularly in the interior. Woodcarving, in particular, is a revered art form going back centuries. The woodcarving villages of Tegallalang and Jati north of Ubud, along with the route from Mas to Peliatan having changed little.
Hindu epic poems like the Mahabharata, going back some 3,500 years. On offer here is a highly decorative panel depicting a Balinese character engaging with a wild boar in the depths of a tropical jungle. In the canopy above, a tropical bird is perched high up in a tree, quite likely a mythical Garuda.
Belalu , a fast growing Balinese softwood, is widely used in such panels as these, particularly lending itself to showcasing the time honoured skills of Balinese craftsmen. This example dating back to the 2nd half of the 20th century.All exquisite artefacts from that mythological island that is Bali. Panel in the last image is in our personal collection, a vintage find dating back to those trips in the 80s. Please look at the images as they form part of the description. ANTIQUE STATUE FROM SINGARAJA, N. BALI, FOR DISPLAY ONLY, AND NOT INCLUDED.
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The item "VINTAGE BALINESE WOOD PANEL, HAND-CARVED. SCENE FROM A MYTHOLOGICAL EPIC POEM" is in sale since Thursday, July 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\South-East Asian".The seller is "lacewing-interiors" and is located in Hampton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam, Russian federation.