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Title

Carved wooden Balinese calendar ('tika')

1900-1950

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • 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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Bali

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition