Ida Bagus Ketut Sawa (–)
On the Bateson and Mead list. Similar to his older brother Sasak, Sawa did not receive an education and could not speak Malay.
Like his older brother Sasak, Sawa had only been painting for less than year at the time of Bateson and Mead's arrival and was not a member of the Pita Maha collective. However, he did visit Spies and Bonnet on one occasion in order to sell them paintings. There are seventeen pictures by him in the Bateson-Mead Commission (H. Geertz 1994: 111). His first picture in the collection is Oct. 20, 1936 18x14, complex of people preparing for a wedding ceremony. The second one is the Gambuh picture, no date, but might be May or December, 1936. May 1, 1937, Bima Nioe picture is large and competent. Interesting stories. FIRST LARGE: May?, 1936, 14 x21, gambuh. Many of his others are large too. ETHNOGRAPHIC RITUAL PICTURE: April 3, 37 of nyekah to sea, Feb. 3, 38 of pedanan at temple.