Janger Dance by Wayan Wangen, 2010. Wood sculpture from Suar Wood, original piece by artist Wayan Wangen.
Janger is one of the traditional Balinese Dances that has been regularly being performed on the stage. This Dance has simple movement but is full of Happiness. The Janger dance is one of Bali’s unique dances created in the 1930s with gamelan or gender wayang instruments playing in the background, Janger is danced by 10 pairs of young men and women. Balinese artist often will use traditional dance as their subject matter for their art.
Wayan Wangen is a master sculptor, member of the Gus Tilem exclusive Gallery for 25 years. Retired from wood carving, his collection are testament to the artists’ contribution to the golden days of traditional wood carving here in Bali.
A little about Suar Wood (Albizia/Samanea Saman),owing to its popularity all across the world, Suar Wood is known by different names in different parts of the world. In the West, it is often referred to as Monkeypod, Samanea Saman, Parota and South American Walnut. In Thailand for instance it is referred to as Acacia. In Indonesia, people refer to it as Suar Wood.
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