Balinese calendar

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 53.212.1
Type: painting; textile
Date of production:
first half of the 20th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: textile, watercolour, varnished
Dimensions: height: 105 cm
width: 154 cm
This type of Balinese calendar (palelintangan) helps people to make certain sacrifices appropriate to their day, thus avoiding the bad luck that awaits them. Each day of the week is associated with a different god, animal, occupation..., which can be clearly read from the calendars. The theme is fixed, but some artists' interpretations may deviate slightly from the usual forms. The textile painting was made in the Kamasan style. The top left side has some paint smearing.