Indonesian Tribal Art - Geringsing, Tenganan Pegringsingan village, East Bali

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Geringsing - Wayang Kebo
Tenganan Pegringsingan village, East Bali
Hand-spun cotton, natural dyes
Early 20th century
77" (195.5 cm) long by 21.5 (53.4 cm) wide

Wayang kebo refers to the kneeling wayang kulit style figures represented in the bottom and top halves of this ceremonial breast cloth. Geringsing are thought to posess magical qualities, and so are worn as protection during rites of passage. The name refers to its healing properties, since gering means 'disease' and sing means 'no'. Woven in the double ikat technique, these cloths are created only in this particular village. There are a few small holes, two of them with native patches. Detailed photos will be sent on request. Professionally mounted.

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