Image: Ider-ider by Mangku Mura

Ider-ider by Mangku Mura

An ider-ider painting by artist Mangku Mura used within his family compound.

An ider-ider painting in Bali is designed to be hung under the eaves of a pavilion in a palace or domestic temple. It is wrapped around the outside of the pavilion and the story is normally presented in a series of scenes running from left to right. Scenes may be presented in the reverse order when the painting is used for rituals associated with death, or when hung in a Pura Dalem, death temple.

Anthony Forge
© Australian Museum

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