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  1. Barong Brutuk - Trunyan, Bali

    14 Oct 2018

    High up in the mountains of Northeast Bali, on the shore of lake Batur in the ancient Batur caldera lies Trunyan, one of three remaining traditional Bali Aga villages. The Bali Aga are the original Balinese and their culture pre-dates Hinduism, which came to Bali with the migration of the…


  2. The Bali Aga of Trunyan - ancient Bali

    02 Apr 2017

    The Balinese mountain village of Trunyan can be found at the foot of the Gunung Abang mountain, at a remote and isolated location on the eastern shore of Lake Batur. The people from Trunyan are often referred to as Bali Aga (mountain Balinese), which refers to a conservative, pre-Hindu culture…


  3. TAKSU - Balinese mask dancer

    17 Dec 2016

    TAKSU is a unique Balinese concept meaning charisma, spiritual power and artistic inspiration needed to truly capture eyes, minds and hearts of the audience, both human and divine. Every artist in Bali strives for TAKSU. Mask dancer Ida Wayan Gotama, from the East Bali village of Budakeling in Bebandem,…


  4. Mekare-kare - Pandan War, Tenganan Pegringsingan, East Bali

    05 Jul 2016

    The ancient village of Tenganan Pegringsingan in East Bali is home to the Bali Aga, descendants of the original Balinese. The Bali Aga of Tenganan still follow their pre-Hindu rules and traditions and do not recognise casts like the Balinese Hindu do. They follow written rules inherited from their…


  5. Pura Samuan Tiga temple ceremony, Bali

    15 Jun 2016

    I was very fortunate to be able to attend a very rare large purification ceremony, Karya Agung Panca Wali Krama, at the Pura Samuan Tiga temple in Bedulu, near Ubud. This ceremony was last held about 20 years ago and preparations had started more than 6 months ago. Pura


  6. Scarecrows of Jatiluwih, Bali

    12 Jun 2016

    Bali is known for its many artisans, from painters, wood and stone carvers to jewellery and other handicraft and art makers. Here some more rural art from the rice farmers in Jatiluwih in central Bali. Jatiluwih is famous for its spectacular rice field terraces, but even here the artistic nature…


  7. Makepung - Bull races in West Bali

    27 Nov 2013

    West Bali is famous for its thrilling water buffalo races, known as Makepung, introduced by Madurese migrants to celebrate the end of the rice harvest. The competitive races take place outside Negara in the regency of Jembrana, on make-shift circuits laid out on dry dirt tracks in the…


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