Handmade Symbol of God Palm leaf wall hanging (Indonesia)
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A work of faith by Nengah Dika, this lontar (palm leaf) scroll depicts Acintya, hailed throughout Bali as a symbol of God and a reference to his supreme power. Acintya is often presented along with the ringing of a Balinese ceremonial bell, being likened to the awesome strength of nature, capable of destroying anything and everything belonging to heaven and earth. Acintya images are carved into the stonework of temple structures known as Padma Sana, for these are places where God resides. Includes two bamboo rods for display.
- Dimension :10.25 W x 15 H
- Weight :0.24
- Color :Beige
- Palm leaf and bamboo
- Made in Indonesia
Story behind the art :
My name is Nengah Dika, a lontar (palm leaf) craftsman from a village in eastern Bali. I was born on May 15, 1975. I have studied lontar art since I was twelve years of age.My father is member of a famous group of lontar craftsmen in our village. When I was little he often took me to the group where I'd watch the process of making lontar pieces step by step. The lontar tradition has been passed down from generation to generation since the times before paper existed. The pictures come from stories such as the Mahabharata and Ramayana and the Balinese calendar. My wife, Ni Luh Suryati, is a weaver: she discovered Novica before I did. They helped her promote her products and she found success on the website. One time, a tourist came to our art shop and said to my wife, 'I know you from the Novica website.' We were so proud and happy that art lovers around the world are recognizing our name and products. Thanks to Novica for this entire miracle for us!