At Up In Frames we get a lot of Balinese canvases coming in to be stretched at this time of the year that people have purchased on their trips to Bali. It is interesting to see all of the different styles of art and mediums used and they also vary greatly in size.
However it is very important that when purchasing these canvases you have them stretched as soon as possible when you return home and don't leave them rolled up for months before having them stretched. Adelaide's dry climate in comparison to Bali's can dry and crack the paint very quickly and makes it very hard to stretch them without the paint cracking. In some cases where they have thick oil paint we are unable to stretch them at all.
Below are some examples of Bali canvases that we have stretched for clients in the past.