Balinese “Om and shanti, shanti and om” in unknown wood. This sacred chant is carved in an utterly remarkable and unique wood of unknown origin. The extraordinary turbulence of the grain suggests the world’s chaos; the text suggests man’s attempt to impose order or meaning on that chaos through prayer or, in a broader sense, through spiritual inquiry.

Bali is one of the 17,500 culture-rich islands that make up Indonesia.
Map of Bali

Price: $800

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