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Characteristics and Intensity of “Warnabali” Colors and Their Meanings

A.A.GEDE , RAI REMAWA and I WAYAN , SUKARYA and I NYOMAN , WIWANA and A.A., BAWA PUTRA (2012) Characteristics and Intensity of “Warnabali” Colors and Their Meanings. Mudra (JURNAL SENI BUDAYA), 27 (1). p. 1. ISSN 0854-3461

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    Balinese traditional interior and architecture used to utilize natural materials such as stone, sand stone, and brick for the foundation and walls of a building, and its frame and roof used to be made of wood, bamboo, coconut leaves and ijuk (palm fiber from the sugar palm). The development in technology and design has made them impossible to be used for the interior parts and architecture of the building, due to the dusts they produce and their inability to endure. The development of technology and building materials has also made people choose other building materials such as concrete and plaster covered with wall paint. Wall paint is good enough for finishing the interior parts of the building. In addition, it is also good enough for finishing the outer parts of the building as it is dustless and endures the weather and is easily maintained. To enrich the treasury of final finishing, the warnabali, which used to be referred to as cat Bali (Bali paint) has been used in paintings, painting statues and arca (another type of statue) and masks. In addition, it has also been used with the architecture using wood as the material such as door ornaments, pillars and other ornaments. The warnabali is basically made of mangsi, taum, kencu, deluge, atal and bone. It consists of seven basic colors such as black, blue, red, jingga (colors ranging from orange to bright red), brown, yellow and white. The concepts on which the warnabali is based on are Tri Kono and Nawa Sanggha prescribed in some palm-leaf manuscripts such as Kereb Buwana, Dewa Tatwa and so forth. Keyword: Revitalisation, character , meaning, intensity, warnabali, and nawa sanggha

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
    Divisions: Publication Unit > Journal > Mudra Journal
    Depositing User: Yulia Ardiani
    Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2013 12:32
    Last Modified: 07 Jun 2013 12:32

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