The artful offerings handmade daily by thousands of women are one of the most beautiful performances in Bali.

The amount of work that is done in preparing an offering is itself an element of worship to the creator, for the gift of life.

It is the fragility of little palm leaf baskets, the gentleness of the colors that makes these pieces of art so unique. They follow the principle of “Panca Warna” – Five Colors: Green, Blue, Red, White and Orange. Each color has a distinct meaning and purpose in connection to a specific God. For example Red for Brahma, White for Ishvara and Blue for Vishnu.

These little offerings you can not only find in Temples but in many other places where blessings are asked for: in front of a house, at a holy tree, a shrine close to a holy spring, on the beach, even on a motorbike and a car.

Have a look and Enjoy!

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  • Gundula Comiotto 8. December 2016, 18:04

    Danke, wunderschön und regt zum Nachdenken an. Liebe Grüße Gundula

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