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KETOET GEDE, SINGARAJA, TANTRI STORY, PAPAKA THE PALM-WINE TAPPER

LOr. 3390-185, left

Drawing on Dutch paper, watermark Concordia, countermark VdL., 34.4 x 41.8 cm

Left:
A tiger tries to attack Papaka the palm-wine tapper. He hides in a tree. A text in Balinese script in ink in the centre says: pepake mangiris, Papaka cuts. Close to the tree is written: punyan jake, jaka-tree, and close to the the tiger: himacan, the tiger.

Papaka, clad like an ordinary Balinese, has climbed a jaka-tree, to cut the stalk of the fruit of the tree to ta liquid from it which will be used in the preparation of palm-wine, tuak. An angry tiger attempts to attack the man and tris to climb the tree.

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