Ida Bagus Nyoman Sasak (1913–)

On the Bateson and Mead list. Sasak had not received an education (he could not speak Malay) and was very poor throughout his life. He made a living by selling his paintings and woodcarvings to tourists, harvesting coconuts and his wife's weaving. He also played in a gamelan orchestra (H. Geertz 1994: 111).

Sasak, along with his two brothers, had only been painting for less than a year at the time when Bateson and Mead started collecting. He had not met Bonnet or Spies, and was not a member of the Pita Maha collective. There are fifteen pictures by him in the Bateson-Mead Commission (H. Geertz 1994: 111).


B369.5 Scene: steps in weaving.

B395 Ritual: tooth-filing.

B396 Story: from shadow play.

B397 Story: The Magic Horse.

B398 Scene: taking care of bulls and ducks.

B399 Story: (?) Man killing a tiger.

B400 Ritual: funeral, bathing the body.

B401 Scene: man hunting.

B402 Story: Cupak and Gerantang.

B403 Scene: men fighting a snake.

B404 Story: 'The Turtle Who Would Not Listen to the Advice of His Friends'

B405 Story: how the animals rescued the Princess of Daha from the Prince of Gegeleng.

B406 Story: I Amad and Ni Seroja.

B407 Scene: trapping birds at night.

B408 Story: Abimanyu.

Haks 110