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Palm leaf wall hanging, 'Dharma Versus Adharma' (Indonesia)

Showing a battle between the legendary figures Barong and Rangda, this wall hanging is presented by Bali's Nengah Dika. Local artisans string together panels of palm leaf, etched with the image of Barong, a spiritual guardian, as he fights the evil witch Rangda. Black panels of bamboo accentuate the hanging at the top and bottom. Dharma and adharma mean "good" and "evil" in Sanskrit.