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Ngedeblag, Balinese safety ritual

  •  Ngedeblag participants carry sugar palm leaves, a symbol of the forest, as they march around Kemenuh village in Gianyar, Bali. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

    Ngedeblag participants carry sugar palm leaves, a symbol of the forest, as they march around Kemenuh village in Gianyar, Bali. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

  •  Villagers with garish make up play gamelan instruments as they walk around the village in a parade. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

    Villagers with garish make up play gamelan instruments as they walk around the village in a parade. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

  •  A sacred barong [lion] effigy is carried by villagers who march around Kemenuh village during the Ngedeblag ritual. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

    A sacred barong [lion] effigy is carried by villagers who march around Kemenuh village during the Ngedeblag ritual. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

  • Participants paint their faces to create fearsome expressions during the Ngedeblag ritual in Gianyar, Bali. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

    Participants paint their faces to create fearsome expressions during the Ngedeblag ritual in Gianyar, Bali. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

  • Foreign tourists join the Ngedeblag parade in Kemenuh village. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

    Foreign tourists join the Ngedeblag parade in Kemenuh village. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

  • Children beat kul kul [drums made from bamboo or wood] and cans to create a loud noise during the Ngedeblag ritual. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

    Children beat kul kul [drums made from bamboo or wood] and cans to create a loud noise during the Ngedeblag ritual. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

  • Villagers pray in front of three sacred barong [lion] effigies during the Ngedeblag ritual in Kemenuh village, Gianyar, Bali. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

    Villagers pray in front of three sacred barong [lion] effigies during the Ngedeblag ritual in Kemenuh village, Gianyar, Bali. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

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