Fine Indonesian Tribal Arts

The Indonesian Archipelago consists of over 17,000 islands, including the main islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali , Sulawesi, and parts of Borneo and half of the Island of New Guinea to name only a few.  The art history & art styles of Indonesia, the world’s largest Island Archipelago country consists of thousands of distinct native ethnic and hundreds of linguistic groups and art styles

Megalithic sculptures have been discovered in several areas throughout Indonesia and between the 8th to 15th century, Javanese civilization has developed a refined stone sculpting art and architecture which was influenced by Hindu & Buddhist civilization with the superb temple complexes of Borobudur and Prambanan.

The indigenous art styles from the many cultures of Indonesia include Nias Island, The Batak People of Sumatera, the Dayak Peoples of Borneo Island & the Toraja of South Sulawesi and the Arts of Bali Lombok, Sumba, Sumbawa, Timor, the Maluku Islands & The Asmat, Kamoro/ Mimika & Marind Anim peoples of West Papua just to name a few.

From important large sculptures to the smallest utilitarian objects, the refined beauty of Indonesian Art shines brightly, here at Oceanic Arts Australia we will show you some of the refined art and cultures of Indonesia, I personally travelled to Indonesian many times in the 1980s & was able to see & many of the cultures there and experience the great hospitality & kindness of the people.

If you have a similar “object” for sale please contact me for the best price and honest advice by a Government approved valuer 

To see many more rare items and the finest masterpieces, please make an appointment with us to visit the gallery.

For all enquires, please contact Todd Barlin, Director of Oceanic Arts Australia

 Phone(61 2) 9328 2512
 mobile(61) 409 560 316
 Gallery Location64 Elizabeth Street, Paddington, NSW, 2021, Sydney, Australia