Bali Décor

Secret Bali | Written By, NOW! BALI |

Bali, with its exhuberant culture and lovely, spiritual, fully alive people is a place of abundant decoration. Everything is decorated. Statues of deities guarding crossroads wear sarongs and sashes, paths, shrines, houses are recumbent with fresh offerings every morning or evenings. When a temple ceremony happens, the temple is transformed from an empty shell to a living holy place. Every surface of the temple is decorated with kain (cloth) prada…

TEXT & photos by ayu sekar

Bali, with its exhuberant culture and lovely, spiritual, fully alive people is a place of abundant decoration. Everything is decorated.

Statues of deities guarding crossroads wear sarongs and sashes, paths, shrines, houses are recumbent with fresh offerings every morning or evenings.

When a temple ceremony happens, the temple is transformed from an empty shell to a living holy place. Every surface of the temple is decorated with kain (cloth) prada (gold printed cloth), offerings, flowers are fashioned into extraordinary shapes and colours. Rice flour is coloured and transformed into effigies of deities, and holy figures. Penjors wave in the breeze. As one heads further from the busy centres, where people have more time, the offerings become every grander and more fantastic. All effort is made to create a place fit for the gods who will surely descend during their annual celebration.

Rice fields have shrines which receive offerings every day. Market stalls have a shrine which bears offerings and is of course, decorated fit for the gods.
Bali is a celebration of life and the more we look, we will see that this aliveness, this incredible energy, is what brings us here to enjoy the celebration.!

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