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A tribute to God of war

  • Skilfull hands: Tengananese girls make offerings at the Truna Nyoman house ahead of Mekare-kare. JP/Agung Parameswara

    Skilfull hands: Tengananese girls make offerings at the Truna Nyoman house ahead of Mekare-kare. JP/Agung Parameswara

  • A pair of blessings: A Tengananese man prepares offerings for Mekare-kare. Tenganan Pegringsingan village is home to an ancient community that strictly adheres to a traditional life of ritual and ceremony. JP/Agung Parameswara

    A pair of blessings: A Tengananese man prepares offerings for Mekare-kare. Tenganan Pegringsingan village is home to an ancient community that strictly adheres to a traditional life of ritual and ceremony. JP/Agung Parameswara

  • Fresh from nature: Tengananese women carry offerings consisting of local fruits and traditional cakes. JP/Agung Parameswara

    Fresh from nature: Tengananese women carry offerings consisting of local fruits and traditional cakes. JP/Agung Parameswara

  • One on one: Tengananese boys fight each other using thorny pandan leaves during Mekare-kare. JP/Agung Parameswara

    One on one: Tengananese boys fight each other using thorny pandan leaves during Mekare-kare. JP/Agung Parameswara

  • All out: Tengananese men fight each other in the middle of a crowd during Mekarekare (Pandanus Battle) in Tenganan Pegringsingan village in Karangasem, Bali. JP/Agung Parameswara

    All out: Tengananese men fight each other in the middle of a crowd during Mekarekare (Pandanus Battle) in Tenganan Pegringsingan village in Karangasem, Bali. JP/Agung Parameswara

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