calendar; tika

Carved wooden Balinese calendar, tika, consisting of a flat board carved on one side. Two facing deer are carved at the top above a section divided into 30 columns, representing weeks, of 7 squares each, representing days, thus the 210 days of a Balinese year in the wuku system. Some of the squares have a cross scored into them, some a circle, and some a dot. The whole panel is divided by diagonal lines passing through adjacent squares. The remains of a metal hook for suspension at the top.

for calculating auspicious days for ceremonies, agricultural activities etc. This example may have been made for sale to tourists, however.

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