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Cremation Hindu Balinese painting

January 2024

I was lucky enough to see this painting advertised locally on Facebook marketplace. The seller was having a house clearance. I was told this painting was brought back to Australia from “Fiji?” when his parents returned from their honeymoon in the 1980s. The painting has hung in their spare room/garage ever since. It is a bit dusty and lightly damaged, but still beautiful.

Large 1.9m x 0.9m

Unfortunately, I can see no signature. The paper on the back has long deteriorated. The material which is thin like cotton is stretched over Melamine board and has a hardwood frame. I’ve not attended a Balinese funeral in person, but from what I can see this looks like images and videos I’ve seen of a traditional Hindu Balinese funeral.

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