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John Dyer Painting. Tribal Penan Music at Batu Bungan, Mulu, Borneo
"This is a very special painting of Nyapun's house at the Penan village of Batu Bungun. Nyapun, the tribal elder of the Penan' is now in his 90s and lived and raised his family as a nomad in the rainforest. Now settled in Batu Bungan he & his two wives performed music using traditional Penan instruments. The Rambutan fruit tree provided a snack & was easily climbed by members of the tribe."
John Dyer: In the 1950s simple neutral frames became popular for St Ives artists. John chooses an off-white so the lightest tones appear in the painting. The moulding is a variation of 'Salvator Rosa' from Italy. Hand finished in almond white paint.