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Item-Number:

801215

Item-Description:

Bali double ikat Kamben Geringing in temple motif

Medium:

Hand spun cotton, natural dyes

Origin:

East Bali - Bali Aga

Dimensions:

40 x 180 cm

Age:

c. 1900 to very early 20th century

Provenence:

Collected Bali 1980

Condition:

Outstanding, no damage

Notes:

Fine Balinese sacred ceremonial shoulder cloth (Kamben Geringsing or ritual shawl). Rare double ikat weave (warp and weft) from the village of Tenganan Pegeringsingan, East Bali. Natural dyes on handspun cotton, black on ecru.

Geringsing are said to posess magical and healing qualities including supernatural powers, so are worn as protection during ritual ceremonies involving rites of passage, for example, healing, exorcism and funerals. Its name in fact refers directly to its healing properties, since gering means 'disease' and sing means 'no'.

This examples carries three vertical cross sectional views of an ancient Hindu temple (represented as a Hindu Mandala) each of its four "gates" guarded by a scorpion , The semi-circular panels depict scenes from within the temple.


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