VERY RARE EARLY 1900’S ANTIQUE TEXTILE COLLECTIBLE: OLD BALINESE HAND WOVEN HAND EMBROIDERED LAMAK WITH GERINGSING DOUBLE IKAT ATTACHED USED TO DRESS TEMPLE STATUES DURING RELIGIOUS CEREMONY FRAMED IN UNIQUE HAND PAINTED FRAME 30 ¼”x 12 1/4” COLLECTOR
CLOSE TO 100 YEARS OLD
RARE CEREMONIAL TRADITIONAL CANOPY, UNIQUE WITH FABRIC AND BEAD TASSELS AND GOLD AND THREAD EMBROIDERIES AND GERINGSING DOUBLE IKAT ATTACHED AT BOTTOM.
Belonged to Balinese nobility.
BALI ANTIQUE TEMPLE CEREMONIAL CANOPY VALENCE, GOLD THREAD EMBROIDERIES WITH A GERINGSING DOUBLE IKAT ENDING, FROM THE EARLY 1900’S.
THIS IS A VERY OLD PIECE THAT WAS ONCE HANGING AS A TRADITIONAL TEMPLE DECORATION, UNIQUE WITH FABRIC AND BEAD TASSELS AND GOLD AND THREAD EMBROIDERIES AND A RARE GERINGSING WEAVING AT THE BOTTOM.
CUSTOM FRAMED IN A HAND PAINTED FRAME MADE TO ENHANCE THE FABRIC, BY ARTIST DOMINIQUE RICE, AND AN ACID FREE MAT
SIZE IS 30,25" X 12,25"
ITEM IS ONE OF A KIND
Produced in Jembrana Regency between 1890 and 1920 by noblewomen and restricted to the nobility.
SUCH PIECES ARE VERY HARD TO COME BY TODAY.
LOOK CAREFULLY AT THE PHOTOS TO BE SATISFIED, PHOTOS SPEAK VOLUMES!
THE FABRIC IS VERY OLD AND TEARS OR AGE RELATED DAMAGE HAS TO BE EXPECTED, THIS IS VERY OLD AND VERY RARE SO LOOK CAREFULLY TO BE FULLY SATISFIED.
One of the rituals during which Lamaks are very prominent is the festival of Galungan, a recurring ritual of purification and thanksgiving for which the ancestors are invited to come down from heaven to visit their families, this is celebrated all over Bali. In front of the entrance to every house the Balinese erect a penjor, a decorated bamboo pole with a small shrine attached to it, from which a Lamak like this one used to hang in the past. Another ritual is the celebration of the anniversary of a temple, for which the deities of that specific temple are invited to descend from heaven. All shrines in the temple were then decorated with a Lamak. The lamaks of today are completely different from the old ones such as this, they take less time to create.
The religion of the Hindu Balinese, Agama Hindu Dharma, is a unique form of Hinduism that is the result of creative contact between indigenous Balinese thought and practices and Indian thought and practices that came to Bali over a period of more than a thousand years, in former times mostly via Java but more recently directly from India itself.
SORRY THE PHOTOS ARE NOT CRISP AND CLEAR ENOUGH, FOR SOME REASON BETWEEN THE GLARE OF THE GLASS AND THE DIFFICULTY FOCUSING, I COULD NOT TAKE A GREAT CRISP AND CLEAR PHOTO NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRIED. PHOTOS WERE HARD TO TAKE, YOU CAN SEE SOME GLARE ON THE GLASS BUT IT IS JUST A REFLECTION, THE ITEM AND FRAME ARE FINE.
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