Folkart Gallery Bali

My friend Linda Bennett owns together with John Anderson, museum/shop Folkart Gallery Bali.

They have a substantial collection of museum quality antique art. They are specialized in Asian arts, especially pieces from Burma.

If you are in the shop you don’t know where to start (looking), they have so many incredible beautiful pieces. Jewelry, bags made from beautiful textile, umbrellas, wooden statues, Buddha’s etc, too much to tell.  If you love Asian antique definitely don’t miss Folkart Gallery Bali.

On a regular basis I will show you the beautiful pieces they offer through this weblog.

Folkart Gallery Bali is located at Jl Oberoi 17B, Seminyak.
Tel. 0361 – 738113/734123. For more information go to: http://folkartgallerybali.com/

View at Folkart Gallery

Naga tribe warriors hat
Woven – monkey hair – Boars tusks | Northern India | Age: 80 years old

Pair of monks
Late 19th century | Rare paper maché – lacquer – goldleaf | Buddhas chief disciples | Sariputta & Moggalana

Royal ceremonial umbrella
Late 19th century | Used in holy Buddhist processions | 22K gold leaf over handmade Mulberry paper | Inside a beautiful web of woven silk threads

Large white horse puppet
All Burmese puppet shows are opened with a white horse puppet galloping across the stage | Myin horse | The creation of the earth is symbolized by the horse dance, always a white stallion | Onyx – white Jade eyes, glass – jewel, bridle – saddle | Carved from Yemanay wood

Royal ceremonial umbrella
Late 19th century | Used in holy Buddhist processions | 22K gold leaf over handmade Mulberry paper | Inside a beautiful web of woven silk threads

Burmese wooden baby puppet
A hand carved and painted | With moveable arms and legs | Puppetry satisfied the Burmese love of folk tales / mythology

Kinera
Late 19th Burmese Angels | Carved of teak with gold leaf and jeweled glass | Believed to accompany one to their next life


One response to “Folkart Gallery Bali

  • DC

    Yes, the Burmese have many treasures, still! In the 90’s I exported many items via Thailand to the U.S.. I couldn’t keep enough in stock of these sort of decorative accessories.

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