Balinese architectural Panel relief Dragon Boat Melasti
Carved in the Traditional Melasti motif. Panels like this are used to adorn doors and windows all over the island of Bali. This piece is carved from jempenes wood and painted with rich colorful detail with shades of rich red, green, blue and orange with an antique wash. (please note that computer monitors my display colors slightly differently than actual piece) Embellished with gold leaf. This is a stunning work of art. Perfect in many applications. Group more than one together for unique wall art! Over a window, couch or bed. This unique piece of Balinese handiwork is sure to add beauty & serenity to your home where ever you choose to display this magnificent carving.
These panels are hand carved especially for us in Bali by talented artisans. Each panel may vary slightly from the photo. This is due to the handcrafted nature of this product and not to be considered a flaw.
- size is about
- 24" long
- 12" wide
- 3/4" thick
Melasti s the day of purification and blessing in Bali which take place three days before the Saka New Year known as NEPYI. All Balinese march in procession to the sea and perform cleansing rituals to themselves and their holy objects and offerings of flowers and fruits in preparation for the new year. It is my favorite day in Bali, so colorful with flowers, the sound of gongs and the scent of sandalwood incense floating in the air, flamboyant Balinese umbrellas like bright punctuation marks against the deep blue sky! Dressed in their finest attire, bearing all their offerings! It is a sight to behold!