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Rerajahan – “Magic Drawings”

by admin on September 6, 2010

Anyone interested in Ketut Liyer, and especially those interested in getting a “magic drawing” like the one featured in “eat, pray, love” should know the Balinese word – rerajahan. This article is a fascinating introduction to the subject. UPDATE: THE DRAWING IS NOW FOR SALE HERE!

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Crystal September 15, 2010 at 4:00 am

Hello, I was actually in search of the image Ketut gives to Liz on her first encounter with him. I am very interested and thought it was beautiful, and I cannot seem to find it, any info would be helpful.
Thank you very much,


admin September 15, 2010 at 4:28 am

I don’t have any of his drawings, but a friend, Russ Smith, has dozens – he will be back in the states and have access to his collection in October. There are many examples of Liyer’s drawings in a book called “Balians: Traditional Healers of Bali” but not the exact one you are looking for. I’ll send you Russ’ email address.


monica m September 17, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I have also been searching for this image ever since I have seen the movie because I fell in love with the image right away when I saw it in the movie and it touched me the meaning behind it. If there is any way to be able to get the image I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks


Dan McGuire September 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I will post this image to this site as soon as I get it – probably a month or so, when my friend, who has a nearly identical image, returns from Europe and digs it up. Add your name to the mailing list and I will let you know when it is available.


Penni October 22, 2010 at 12:54 am

Hi, I’m also wanting to see the image from Love Eat Pray… please let me know when the picture has been posted! tnx :)


Agustina September 23, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Hey im looking for the same image as Monica. I would really appreciate if u could send it to me once u have it. Thanxs :)


Paola Aregger September 29, 2010 at 6:25 am

Hi, I would also love to have the same image (the figure with the four legs, the head in the heart and the foliage as head). I don’t know exactly why, but it touched something in me (I guess that’s what art is anyway). Could you please post the image to this site? Thank you very much (I apologize for my poor english!)


Dorthe October 6, 2010 at 2:59 am

could you please send the image (the figure with the four legs, the head in the heart and the foliage as head) to me also? That would be great. It is such a beautiful picture and the message goes directly to the heart.

lights & love & thanks


Stefanie October 11, 2010 at 11:17 am

I’d like to have it too!
I love balinese drawings.

Greats and much love,


Tory October 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm

I too would love a copy of the rerajahan.

Be well~



Youngy May 19, 2011 at 7:50 pm

I feel so much hppiaer now I understand all this. Thanks!


Sinclair October 13, 2010 at 2:42 am


I read the book and loved it, watched the movie and fell in love with the story all over again, It would mean alot to me if I could also have a copy of the rerajahan.

Be Blessed



Missy October 18, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Me too please!

Many thanks!


Helen October 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Ditto to all the above, it’s an incredible picture and I too would love to receive a copy of the rerajahan.

Many thanks

Live. Love. Laugh.


admin October 29, 2010 at 10:06 am

A print of Ketut Liyer’s Magic Drawing will be available soon. Add your name to the mailing list and you will be notified.


Brett January 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm

i would love one!


Zeljka November 17, 2010 at 3:54 am

Could you please send the image to me also?
Many thanks!


Sky December 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I, too, love the :magic drawing” but cannot afford $75.00. Will you sometime post a jpeg or other format copy of the image for those of us who are so drawn to it? I hope so…


Amanda gilbert February 10, 2011 at 3:27 am

I would love the 4 leg drawing please


Brett January 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm

I would love a large copy of the image so i can get it tattooed! thanks


Helen June 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Does this figure have a name like the other Hindu gods and goddesses?


admin June 16, 2013 at 7:26 pm

It wouldn’t be part of the Hindu Pantheon. It is a distinctly Balinese creation – prehindu, animist.


Gusti September 16, 2013 at 2:29 am

hello everyone, my name Gusti, im from bali, sorry if im not very good in english.. im very interesting about this conversation.. the magic drawing in bali we called it Rerajahan… the name of book rerajahan is “Lontar Pekakas” in this book availle how tow create magic drawing, if you want i can email you..but not everyone can read this cause the language is in Sansekertha. . if you interest about Bali you can ask me… in cause im need some friend too help my studies in engglish n another language. . oke see you someday in Bali. .


keryn francisco April 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm

I have TWO magic drawings by Ketut Liyer: Love Magic (2000) and one for fertility (2009). You can see the images in my commitment ceremony video here:

My partner and I have since split up, and I have a perfect son as a result from the relationship. However, it’s time for me to let it go, as well as the drawings. I’d be happy to sell them (they are original ink drawings in frames) to anyone who loves and respects the people, art and culture of Bali.


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