Friday, 26 April 2013

                          ASMAT  WOOD - CARVING



Asmat is the name of  tribe of the largest and most famous among the many tribes in Papua, Irian-Jaya, Indonesia.
One of the things that makes Asmat wellknown is their very typical traditional wood-carving. Some ornaments/motifs that often become the main theme in the process of sculpting a statue that they do is take the theme of their tribal ancestors called "Mbis"
But often also found ornaments/other motifs that resembles a boat that they called "Wuramon", which they believe as a symbol boat spirits of their ancestors that were brought them to the realm of death.
For natives Asmat, wood-carving art is more an embodiment of their way of doing rituals to commemorate the souls of their ancestors.
Mr. Bimantoro, a wood-carving artist from Central Java who have learned a lot from the artists of the Asmat wood-carving, producing many Asmat wood-carving art work which some of those have been combined with modern style. 

Below are the works of his Asmat Wood-Carving that we can see in his gallery in Jakarta, Indonesia :


1. Theme  :  Totem of Standing Woman
                         
                        Dimension :  height = 84 cm, length = 17 cm, width = 16 cm
                        Weight        :  6 kg
                        Price            : USD. 250
                        Material      :  Jackfruit-Wood
                      Pictures       :
       















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2. Theme  :  Man Sitting Pensively
                         
                         Dimension  :  Height = 52 cm, Length = 21 cm, Width = 21 cm
                         Weight         :  500 gram
                         Price             : USD.100
                         Material       :  Mahogany Wood
                        Pictures       :













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3. Theme  :  Woman Sitting Pensively
                         
                         Dimension  :  Height = 56 cm, Length = 21 cm, Width = 12 cm
                         Weight         :  700 gram
                         Price             :  USD.100
                         Material       :  Mahogany Wood
                         Pictures        :

























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4. Theme  :  Man Sitting Pensively
                     
                          Dimension  :  height = 41 cm, sculpture's holder : 12 cm x 10 cm
                          Weight         :  700 gram
                          Material       :  Mahogany Wood
                          Price             :  USD.50
                       Pictures       :







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5.  Theme  :  Wall Ornament : Man & Son

                           Dimension  :  height : 74 cm, width : 10cm
                           Weight         :  1,5 kg 
                           Material       :  Teak Wood
                           Price             : USD.100

                         Pictures        :










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6.  Theme  :  Wall Ornament

                          Dimension  :  length = 170 cm, width = 25 cm, thickness = 4 cm
                          Weight         :  30 kg
                          Material       :  Mahogany Wood
                          Price             : USD.700
                          Pictures       :













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7.  Theme  :  Wall Ornament
              
                          Dimension   :  length = 69 cm, width = 19 cm, thickness = 3 cm
                          Weight         :   2,5 kg
                          Material       :  Mahogany Wood
                          Price             :  USD.200
                          Pictures        :













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8.  Theme  :  Shield

                            Dimension    :   length = 108 cm, width = 16 cm,
                            Weight           :   3 kg
                            Material         :  Teak wood
                            Price               :    USD.200
                            Pictures         :












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9.  Theme  :  Shield
                           
                           Dimension  :  height = 54 cm, width = 12 cm
                           Weight         :  1 kg
                           Material       :  Teak Wood
                           Price             :  USD.70
                         Pictures       :










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10. Theme  :  Wall Ornament
                            
                            Dimension  :  length = 51 cm, width = 40 cm, thickness = 5 cm

                            Weight         :  6 kg
                            Material       :  Jackfruit Wood 
                            Price             :  USD.200
                            Pictures       :
 



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11. Theme  :  Wall Ornament
                           
                           Dimension   :   length = 62 cm, width = 45 cm, thickness = 4 cm
                           Weight          :   4 kg
                           Material       :   Jackfruit Wood
                           Price              :  USD.200
                         Pictures        :
     



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12.  Theme  :  Wall Ornament
        
                            Dimension  :  length = 75 cm, width = 28 cm, thickness = 4 cm

                            Weight         :  3 kg
                            Material      :  Teak Wood
                            Price             :  USD.200
                            Pictures       :




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13. Theme  :  Totem
                          
                            Dimension  :  height = 52 cm, sculpture's holder = 10 cm x 7 cm

                            Weight         :  700 gram
                            Material       :  Mahogany Wood
                            Price             : USD.70
                            Pictures       : 






















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14. Theme  :  Monas (National Monument)

                            Dimension  :  height = 86 cm,  sculpture's holder = 30 cm x 25 cm
                            Weight         :  28 kg

                            Material       :  Jackfruit Wood
                            Price             :  USD.350
                            Pictures        :
















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15. Theme  :  Big Totem
                             
                           Dimension  :  height = 140 cm, sculpture's holder =  22 cm x 22cm
                           Weight         :  35 kg
                           Material       :  Teak Wood
                           Price              : USD.1,500
                          Pictures      :




































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16. Theme  :   Contemporary Boat

                             Dimension  :   height = 110 cm, legth = 75 cm             
                                                       holder's sculpture = 52 cm x 52 cm
                             Weight         :  40 kg
                             Material       :  Jackfruit Wood
                             Price             :  USD.1,500
                             Pictures       : 


































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17. Theme  :  Contemporary - Man Squatting
                        
                           Dimension  :   height = 65 cm, sculpture's holder = 20 cm x 15 cm
                           Weight         :  500 grm

                           Material       :  Jackfruit Wood
                           Price              : USD.150
                           Pictures



















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18. Theme  :  Contemporry - Man Sitting Thoughtfully

                            Dimension   :  height = 75 cm, length = 22 cm, width = 17 cm
                            Weight          :  4 kg
                            Material       :  Mahogany Wood
                            Price             :  USD.750
                            Pictures       :



















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19.  Theme  :  Contemporary - Woman Sitting Relax

                            Dimension  :  height = 42 cm,  length = 14 cm,  width = 12 cm
                            Weight         :  1,5 kg
                            Material       :  Teak Wood  
                            Price             : USD.100
                            Pictures










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20. Theme  :  Percussion - Tifa

                             Dimension  :   height = 20 cm, diameter = 7 cm
                             Weight         :   400 grm
                             Material      :    Mahogany Wood and Lizard Skin for the membrane   
                             Price             :   USD.70
                             Pictures       :












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Fot those of you who are interested in the above collection can reach the contact number : +6285880528469  or on email address : nirwanart08@gmail.com  with pic :   Mr. Simanto Candra which live in Jakarta, Indonesia.






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