Travel to the Balinese village of Tenganan to discover how double ikat textiles, known as geringsing, are made. Gering means "sick" and sing means "no." Geringsing are prized for their ability to ward off evil and sickness.
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Asian Art Museum Storyteller Leta Bushyhead tells a scene from from the Rama epic (Ramayana) with the use of artworks in the museum's collection. Discover more fresh takes on this ageless tale in the exhibition, The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe.
Asian Art Museum Associate Curator of South Asian Art, Natasha Reichle, gives the Asian Art Museum docents a tour of the latest rotation of objects in the museum's Southeast Asia galleries. The galleries feature works of art in the museum's collection from Bali, which complement the exhibition, Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance, on view at the Asian Art Museum from February 25-September 11, 2011.
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Hear Christian Cabuay, artist and author of An Introduction to Baybayin and Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe-in-residence at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, share their perspectives. A multimedia collaboration between the Asian Art Museum and the Contemporary Jewish Museum.