The mystical attitude of the ancestors to death found its expression in the crafts that have become traditional for the inhabitants of Fr. Bali. Modern bone carvers have preserved the traditions of the finest carving and respect for the material. And the skulls in their hands turn into real objects of art.
Waiting for the harvest season, the ancestors of the indigenous Balinese whiled away the craft. Wood, bone and buffalo horns, elk and deer antlers, mammoth tusks and much more were used.
But one of the main materials were and remain cow and buffalo skulls.
Especially, according to modern masters, they are popular for their natural beauty, environmental friendliness and durability.
Tourists are eager to buy these delicate works. And they can be sure that not a single animal was harmed for the sake of the masterpiece. Balinese traditions are too strong, especially with regard to the posthumous fate of animals. They believe to this day that they should not waste a single bone.
As for human anatomy, here the masters allow themselves to joke, carving amusing scenes from the life of skeletons, or skulls from wood. It should be noted that in this area, artists from different cultures seem to compete in originality. An example of this is the skull-shaped chair.