BHENDI BAZAAL ST., RAJA DEEN DAYAL C 1890S. COURTESY: PORTVALE COLLECTION – TAASA Review December 2011
At the afternoon session in the Museum, we saw some Balinese paintings on cloth, with a few on bark cloth, which were part of the collection of the late anthropologist, Professor Anthony Forge, put together during fieldwork in Kamasan, Bali in 1972-3.
Specially commissioned pieces were added, and there were later bequests.
Extensively documented, it is an invaluable resource for scholars. Cloth paintings have traditionally decorated royal pavilions for ceremonies and used in temples during festivities...