Mid 20C Balinese Carved Woman Bust

PRESENTING A VERY NICE Mid 20C Balinese Carved Woman Bust.

From Bali circa 1960.

Exotic hardwood hand carved to depict a Balinese Lady in traditional costume with extravagant headdress.

BEAUTIFUL detail to the carving, of the highest quality.

Unfortunately, it has suffered some damage during it’s life and portion of the headdress is missing BUT we feel that this gives it a kind of antiquity feel to it ! Think of ‘The Venus De Milo” !!!

Bought by a Dallas Private Collector on a trip to Bali and Southeast Asia in the 1960’s/70’s.

Bali (/ˈbɑːli/) (Balinese: ᬩᬮᬶ) is a province of Indonesia and the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. East of Java and west of Lombok, the province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa PenidaNusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. The provincial capital, Denpasar, is the most populous city in the Lesser Sunda Islands and the second-largest, after Makassar, in Eastern Indonesia. Bali is the only Hindu-majority province in Indonesia, with 82.5% of the population adhering to Balinese Hinduism.[3]

Bali is Indonesia’s main tourist destination, with a significant rise in tourism since the 1980s.[7] Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy.[8] It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali. Other international events held in Bali include the Miss World 2013 and 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. In March 2017, TripAdvisor named Bali as the world’s top destination in its Traveller’s Choice award.[9]

Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species especially fish and turtles.[10] In this area alone, over 500 reef-building coral species can be found. For comparison, this is about seven times as many as in the entire Caribbean.[11] Bali is the home of the Subak irrigation system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[12] It is also home to a unified confederation of kingdoms composed of 10 traditional royal Balinese houses, each house ruling a specific geographic area. The confederation is the successor of the Bali Kingdom. The royal houses are not recognised by the government of Indonesia; however, they originated before Dutch colonisation.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bali

Mid 20C Balinese Carved Woman Bust.

Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection.

Condition: Missing part of the headdress on the right but otherwise excellent.

Dimensions: 11.5″ Tall, 6.5″ Wide and 3.5″ Deep


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