Mejejaitan and Metanding

Balinese Women “Main Subject” in Their Life

As we know Bali is the best tourist destination in the world which offers interesting culture and unique Balinese daily life. Tradition or culture can’t spread from Balinese people daily life like dance, subak irrigation system and many more. The majority of Balinese people are Hindu, because of that, they must make the offering. The process to make offering was called by Mejejaitan and Metanding. Continue reading

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Balinese Authentic Woven Fabric

endek2.jpgEndek is a Balinese typical woven fabric. The uniqueness of Endek is on its motive and pattern which is so varied. Some of Endek motive are take as sacred. It is only can be used for any activities in the temple or other religious ceremonies. There are also Endek motive that can be use for specific kind of people such as a king or gentle hood. Continue reading

Famous Traditional Dance in Bali

barong2.jpgThe Barong is a mythological being in Bali that takes the form of a four-legged wild animal. The Barong Dance has always been popular in Bali. It is danced by two men, one man dancing the head and forelegs and other playing the hind legs and tail. The wel-known barong in Bali are the Barong Keket, the Barong Kalekek and Barong Landung. Continue reading

Celebrating New Year Tradition

Untitled-2-prng-air.jpgVarious ways of the world community to welcome the new year 2017. Including the residents of the Village People Suwat, Gianyar Bali which has a unique way of celebrating the new year. None of its citizens allowed to leave the village. These residents are expected to gather in the village still celebrate together and rejoice. In addition to maintaining a sense of brotherhood also avoid unwanted things when choosing to celebrate each out of the village.

Since this afternoon around 16:30 pm, January 01, 2017 ranging from children, and parents of the young couple had gathered in the village bale. Dressed in traditional Balinese dress them before deliver to worship together and followed by a ceremony melukad or ruwatan. Continue reading

Bali Traditional Instrument

Untitled-4-jegog.jpgJegog is a form of gamelan music indigenous to Bali, Indonesia played on instruments made of bamboo. The tradition of jegog is centered in Jembrana, a region in Western Bali. In recent years jegog has started to become popular in other regions of Bali with a few groups being established in central Bali to entertain tourists. International interest has been spread by tourists visiting Bali and by recordings. There are virtually no ensembles outside of Bali with the exception of at least two groups in Japan (Sekar Sakura and Geinoh Yamashirogumi, the latter’s having been used in 4 of the tracks in their score for the film Akira as well as on the final track of Ecophony Rinne ), one in the United States (Sekar Jaya) and one in Germany. Jegog music is very fast, loud, rhythmic and precise. Pieces last from a few minutes to as long as thirty minutes. Continue reading

Bali Sacred Dance

Untitled-2-rejang.jpgHello good people, as you know Bali has a lot of art and culture, now I want to tell you one of the many art in Bali, there is Rejang Dewa Dance.  Rejang Dewa is a sacred dance that usually performs during the temple ceremony procession. This dance normally danced by the very young girls who have not been yet menstruating. The costume of the Rejang Dewa dance is very typical a white-yellow nuanced and wear a head dresses or Gelungan made of young coconut leaves decorated with flowers. The dancers also wearing a shawl that in some of its movements dancing it in circle formation, this is also has the meaning to cleanse the place. Continue reading

Perang Api “Terteran Tradition”

Untitled-2-apii.jpgWe can find a unique tradition in the district of Karangasem, one of which thrive in the Jasri village called Terteran or a flame war. The ceremonial procession yadnya, held two years (at the time of even-numbered years) coincides in pengrupukan day (the day before Nyepi). Karangasem regency in addition has a tourist attraction in Bali, is also loaded with a variety of unique traditions, as well as pandanus war in the village of Tenganan, rattan war in the village of Seraya in the know with gebuk Ende. Continue reading