Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Penjor creations

Penjor creations

Penjor not just a ritual paraphernalia while celebrating of Galungan, but also works of art by Balinese people.


Penjor is equipment for rituals while celebrating Galungan in Bali. Galungan is a great feast for the people of Bali. A day of victory of dharma from adharma. Galungan is identical with the installation of a Penjor in front of the house. Not only when Galungan, during the wedding ceremony, and other large ceremony. Penjor has a very religious significance for Hindus in Bali.

Penjor made ​​of bamboo decorated with various ornaments of coconut leaves, flowers, paddy, cloth, and so forth. Beginning, Penjor made ​​from a wide variety of agricultural products. But now Penjor made ​​with leaves and fabric. Because most residents of Bali is currently working as an entrepreneur.

Penjor creationsPenjor not only as a ritual equipment, is also a work of art by the author. Current trends Penjor as a symbol of social status of a family. Penjor made ​​with a very beautiful and interesting, usually made ​​by people who have a lot of money, because they can afford to buy expensive raw materials. Traditional and minimalist Penjor made ​​by poor families because they do not have the raw materials of agricultural produce, and can not afford to buy a very expensive raw material.

Once upon a time, Penjor made ​​by stringing the leaves, rice, fruit, head, and all kinds of agricultural products, as an expression of gratitude to God for all the blessings that have been given. Now, Penjor made ​​from the dried leaves and shaped in such a way, the price is very expensive. Usually, that can afford to buy equipment Penjor with unique design, attractive, beautiful, and durable only people who have a lot of money.

Penjor is made ​​simple with makeshift materials commonly found in rural areas. The villagers are not so concerned with the design, art, and display. They prefer the function and meaning of a Penjor are made ​​to celebrate Galungan.

Penjor creations

Penjor creations

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