The Theatre of the Universe: Ritual and Art in Tenganan Pegringsingan

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The Theatre of the Universe: Ritual and Art in Tenganan Pegringsingan
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Museum der Kulturen Basel
ISBN 978-3-033-02229-4
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  • culture
  • Art
  • textile
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                Tenganan Pegeringsingan, the "Theatre of the Universe" in the east of the island of Bali has attained world-wide fame in collectors' circles and museums through its unique textiles. The "magic" double ikat cloths of Tenganan are a symbol and a trade mark for a divinely created world and a ritual community which understands its settlement, created following a divine design, as a representation of the cosmos reduced in size. Within the framework of a comprehensive, richly illustrated monograph, and against a backdrop of global change, Urs Ramseyer, author of the standard work "The Art and Culture of Bali", concerns himself with the unique cosmic and sacred theatre in the eastern hills of Bali, with its history, its social, economic and cultural conditions and with its ritual performances where sky and earth unite, and the spatial and timely order is being filled and strenghened with new cosmic energy. Original in German, translated by Udo Breger, Basel