Vintage Balinese Star Calendar, 1960s-1970s
The Balinese calendar integrates the Indian-derived lunar (saka) calendar with an indigenous system of weekly cycles (wuku) which constitute a 210-day year made up of different sequences of named days. It is a complex system of weeks and days in which some weeks run for 7 days and others run concurrently for 4 days and 5 days. Together they also comprise months known as Tumpeks. This intriguing system needs some study.
The vertical columns are the seven days with the God, wayang figure, bird and tree appropriate to that day at the top and the animal and demonic figures (buta) at the bottom. The horizontal rows represent each day of the five-day week.
This painting will add a superb cultural and interest-arousing touch to any home!
Good condition with some signs of wear & tear
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.