You are Pule

USD$223

Your are Pule, in Our Quiet Places
By Dewi Dian Reich
Limited Edition, set of 44.
Museum Standard, Archival Photographic Print.
Price inclusive of frame.

44 in stock

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Your are Pule, in Our Quiet Places

By Dewi Dian Reich.

The Sacred Pule Tree of Pengosekan. This black and white photographic archival print is Limited Edition of 44. All Photography printed by Sawidji are Limited to maximum of 44.

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Cultural Note:

Banyan trees (Ficus Elastica) and Pule trees (Alstonia Scholaris) are the sacred trees of Bali. Pule trees are the main material for the carving of sacred masks. The trees are often at the centre of every village. Sacred masks have a special significance in Balinese culture. It is a special process that only a consecrated carver in Bali  can do. To make a sacred mask. Also, the ceremonies involved in this process of carving a Sacred Mask is not a simple one.

It is also used for its medicinal properties for many different ailments. Similar to its history in India, where it is used  in Ayurveda. It is used as an astringent herb for treating skin disorders, malarial fever, dysentery, diarrhoea and for snake bites. It is locally called the ‘Devil Tree’ as all parts of the plant are harmful to humans and cattle due to high toxicity.

Pule Tree

In India, this tree also known as the Blackboard Tree also has a deep significance within the culture. Read article.

In Ayurveda, it is used as an astringent herb for treating skin disorders, malarial fever, dysentery, diarrhoea and for snake bites. It is locally called the ‘Devil Tree’ as all parts of the plant are harmful to humans and cattle due to high toxicity.

 

 

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