Saturday, March 3, 2012

Balinese red gold door in Ubud.

Balinese doors are famous for its rich ornamentation.
Religion is the main motivation in creating forms of doors in Bali.

Balinese doors have no individual character, such as on the island of Zanzibar.

The entrance to the center of the temple is an important element. Praise to the Gods and spirits of ancestors who are in the middle of the Pura manifests itself in an elegant design and finishing of the gate.

The reliefs are inspired by religious mythologies.

Balinese have discovered the word "art" through the western artists who settled the island in 1930's.

But the art doesn't play any role in the life of the simple persons.
They decorate their temples, spending the last money. The end result is stunning.

Samuan Tiga temple on the outskirts of the town of Ubud.


  1. Piekne te drzwi, prawdziwe dzielo sztuki i jaka misterna robota.

    1. Takie balijskie drzwi są ponad dwukrotnie tańsze niż w Tajlandii. Będę musiał wysłać kilka takich z Bali :)