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Title

Carved wooden Balinese calendar ('tika')


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This is an example of an important tool in traditional Balinese life, namely the 'tika' or traditional 210-day calendar used to decide the correct timing for important activities such as festivals and harvests. The 'tika' controls the ritual of the temples and of the families for the majority of the Balinese population. For example, babies have important rituals performed for their welfare at 42, 105 and 210 days, and the festival of Galungan, when the ancestors return to visit their descendant is also set by the 'tika'. The calendar also provides a detailed scheme of auspicious and inauspicious days for virtually every activity.

Asian Art Deparment, AGNSW, 2006


Details


Place where the work was made

Bali Indonesia


Date

1900-1950


Media category

Woodwork


Materials used

teak wood


Dimensions

18.9 x 38.0 x 0.8 cm


Credit

Gift of the Kidd family 2004


Location

Not on display


Accession number

149.2004



Place

Where the work was made
Bali

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history