HUGE 30.5”X 25”ORIGINAL INTRICATE TRADITIONAL BALINESE ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR PALELINTANGA (TUMPEK) UNIQUE CLOTH PAINTING BY TALENTED KAMASAN ARTIST FROM BALI PROFESSIONALLY FRAMED HAND PAINTED MAT & FRAME TO MATCH. DESIGNER COLLECTOR WALL DÉCOR
Balinese Astrological Calendar or Palelintangan (Tumpek)
A Chart of Days Cloth painting
Finished size: 30 1/2" X 25"
Hand Painted on Cloth
Professionally custom matted & framed in hand-painted mat and frame created to match the artartwork
Kamasan Village, Bali
Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia
This detailed hand painted, very large, original calendar on cloth is an authentic traditional art which was created by a talented Kamasan artist.
Finished size: 30 1/2" X 25"
(Seen on all the pictures)
Calendar measures: 24" x 17"
Palelintangan, which translates as “calendar of constellations” is used to determine auspicious days for a host of activities: each cell represents a day populated with narrative depictions of Gods, Demons and Animals, the good ones on top, the bad ones at the bottom. Together, they relate to a combination of 5 and 7 day weeks organized into vertical and horizontal rows, but since the weeks run concurrently, the calendar is also read diagonally.
The Palelintangan (Tumpek) is the most frequently hand painted calendar, named after “lintang” which translates to “constellations”. It is completely hand etched and hand painted on cloth showing bright vignettes of figurative motifs created with polychrome pigments on canvas. The seven days are vertical columns with the God, wayang figure, bird and tree appropriate to that day at the top and the animal and demonic figures at the bottom.
It is difficult to decipher for some Balinese who often have to ask experts to help them with the complexity of the task.
Bali’s complex system of multiple calendars determines whether a particular day is favorable for a variety of activities, including weddings, trade, thievery, doctor’s visits, planting rice, and beginning a journey, just to name a few…. Important ritual events and major holidays celebrated by Bali’s Hindu population are plotted by the convergence of days between the 210-day calendar (Pawukon) and the lunar calendar (Saka).
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