Photo copyright: DAVID McMAHON
This Balinese figure of a dancer caught my attention in a shop in Ubud. Apart from the poise and grace of the figure, the body itself seemed a trifle unusual as well. It was only when I looked closer that I realised it was constructed of what seemed to be rings with hollow centres. When I asked the shop owner, he explained the figure was actually fashioned from ancient coins with the centres punched out of them.