KAMASAN, BALI, c.1920s

Works from the Donald Friend Collection
27 October 2013


KAMASAN, BALI, c.1920s

pigment on European cotton cloth

67.0 x 65.0 cm

$1,000 - 2,000
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 31 - 27 October 2013, Sydney
Catalogue text

Rectangular flags (kober) are produced in pairs with the same image on both sides, so a pair of flags consists of four pieces of painted cloth. They usually feature a pair of opposed but complementary figures, expressing duality or balanced opposition. These two works (Lots 191 and 192) feature the figures of Laksmana and a demon general from the Ramayana. Flags are displayed by inserting a bamboo pole along the seam in the side of the cloth.