An interesting book on waiting list.
Title: Indonesian Tribal Arts
Author: Bruce W. Carpenter
Publisher Editions: Didier Millet, 2015
ISBN: 9814610100, 9789814610100
A student of art history and fluent in four languages, Carpenter has been a resident of Bali since the early 1970’s when he arrived from Europe as an aspiring young artist. Inspired by Indonesian and Balinese art, he has authored and co-authored more than twenty books and scores of articles on the archipelago’s art, history and culture including W.O.J. Nieuwenkamp: The First European Artist in Bali; Batak Sculpture; Nias Sculpture; Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago; and Lempad of Bali. In 1996 he founded and curated the non-profit Ganesha Gallery at the Four Seasons Resort in Jimbaran. Dedicated to young Indonesian and Balinese artists it would mount more than 200 exhibitions in close to 20 years. He has collaborated with numerous noted scholars over the years. He is currently working on two book projects on Indonesian tribal art.