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Balinese boy in red clothes carries loads in baskets hung on a shoulder board
Balinese boy in red clothes carries loads in baskets hung on a shoulder board
A Balinese boy in a red T-shirt, running shorts, and rubber thong sandals walks along a village path carrying his produce in two baskets hung from a shoulder board. Boys and girls in many parts of rural Southeast Asia begin helping their parents with farm...
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Balinese Bumble Bee dancer kneels with her arms up and palms towards audience
Balinese Bumble Bee dancer kneels with her arms up and palms towards audience
A young Balinese woman dances the "Bumble Bee" dance in a yellow, blue, and silver costume. Here she kneels with her arms held up to shoulder height and her palms facing the audience. She moves her outstretched fingers and arms gracefully at shoulder height,...
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Balinese children stand at edge of walled compound
Balinese children stand at edge of walled compound
Five Balinese children--two barely visible--stand peering out from the edge of a walled compound. The wall's corner post is seen at right and lush greenery frames the children at left. The girl at the left carries a baby in a sling on her back. The infant...
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Balinese cloth vendor carries folded wares on her head
Balinese cloth vendor carries folded wares on her head
A Balinese cloth vendor carries colorful folded fabrics on her head as she walks along a path near a rice field. All young Balinese girls learn to carry loads--everything from schoolbooks to heavily filled baskets--perfectly balanced upon the tops of their...
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Balinese dancer advances in Rangda witch costume
Balinese dancer advances in Rangda witch costume
A Balinese dancer advances in a Rangda costume. Rangda costumes have wooden masks with bulging eyes, and tangled white hair. The dancer also wears long knife-like fingernail attachments and sports dangling striped breasts. Many Balinese dramas involve contests...
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Balinese dancer performing as red monkey king, Sugriva
Balinese dancer performing as red monkey king, Sugriva
A male dancer plays the red monkey king named Sugriva at a Ramayana performance in Ubud Village on Bali Island in August 1986. The Balinese dancer steps forward in an active male pose with his arms held out to the side and slightly forward. His thumbs and...
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Balinese farmer herds ducks into rice fields at dawn
Balinese farmer herds ducks into rice fields at dawn
A Balinese farmer herds a large flock of ducks into maturing rice fields at dawn. Two thatched roof buildings are visible in the background. Ducks are an important aspect in the ecology of Bali's wet-rice agriculture. Ducks are herded into fields well prior...
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Balinese farmer plows flooded rice field with team of two cows
Balinese farmer plows flooded rice field with team of two cows
A Balinese farmer plows a flooded rice field with a team of two brown cows. Barefoot and dressed in shorts, singlet, and hat, the farmer wields a thin whip as he drives his cattle and plow through the ankle-deep water. Not all Balinese farmers are wealthy...
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Balinese farmer with hoe stands on dike, reflected in water of curved rice terraces
Balinese farmer with hoe stands on dike, reflected in water of curved rice terraces
A Balinese farmer with a hoe resting on his shoulder stands on a grassy dike between curved wet-rice terraces. The farmer's shadow is reflected in the water of a flooded field. The curved shape of these terraced fields, each edged with a grassy retaining wall,...
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Balinese gamelan musicians perform
Balinese gamelan musicians perform
Balinese gamelan musicians perform, as seen from the rear side of the orchestra. Two men, wearing red pants, long-sleeved blue shirts, and red and gold embroidered headscarves hold their mallets just above their intricately carved and painted metallophone...
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Balinese girl dressed in purple and gold costume waves fans in welcome dance
Balinese girl dressed in purple and gold costume waves fans in welcome dance
A young Balinese girl dressed in a purple and gold silk costume waves her folded fans in a welcome dance. With her knees bent, her back straight, and her arms bent and raised to shoulder height, the dancer pivots a closed folding fan in each hand. Balinese...
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Balinese girl in purple and gold costume raises arms in welcome dance
Balinese girl in purple and gold costume raises arms in welcome dance
A Balinese girl in a purple and gold silk costume raises her arms in a welcome dance. Wearing a headdress of gold and fresh flowers, the dancer looks towards her outstretched right hand that is bent back at the wrist. Her left arm is bent at the elbow with...
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Balinese girl performing welcome dance in green and gold costume holds fan
Balinese girl performing welcome dance in green and gold costume holds fan
An older Balinese girl performing a welcome dance in a green and gold costume holds her unfolded fan extended in her right hand. Her left hand is forward and bent back at the wrist. The dancer's eyes stare stright forward.
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Balinese girl wearing floral crown headdress
Balinese girl wearing floral crown headdress
This tourism advertising image shows a young Balinese girl wearing an elaborate floral crown headdress. Such crowns are characteristic of Balinese classical dance costumes. The girl's portrait is shown on a black circle within a purple background, and the...
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Balinese landscape and farmwork painting
Balinese landscape and farmwork painting
This Balinese painting from the village of Ubud shows traditional themes of rice farmers in a lush tropical landscape. In a terraced vista of blue ponds and light green plants, three men work the land as a bare-breasted young woman passes by carrying a basket...
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Balinese leaf and flower offering basket on the ground
Balinese leaf and flower offering basket on the ground
Seen from above, a small, square offering basket contains red blossoms and shredded leaves. Several times each day, members of most Balinese families set out leaf and flower offering baskets on the ground near their homes and places of work. Most of these...
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Balinese man hoeing terraced wet-rice field
Balinese man hoeing terraced wet-rice field
In the center foreground of this lush scene, a Balinese man is hoeing a wet-rice field terrace level in preparation for its next round of planting. Some terraced fields at heights above and below the farmer are flooded with water, but the man is turning dark...
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Balinese man holding turtle catch for display on beach
Balinese man holding turtle catch for display on beach
An Balinese man standing on the beach beside a wooden fishing boat holds up a turtle he has just caught. The smiling man wears a green cap, blue jacket, shorts, and a black and white shoulder bag. Like fish, turtles are highly appreciated as protein-rich food...
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Balinese man lets irrigation water into rice field as he begins to prepare soil
Balinese man lets irrigation water into rice field as he begins to prepare soil
A Balinese man lets irrigation water into his rice field from the flooded terrace above as he begins to prepare soil with a hoe at the lower level for transplanting seedlings. He works barefoot, deep in the mud, wearing shorts and a straw hat. A house, trees,...
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Balinese man walks with cow on path through wet-rice fields
Balinese man walks with cow on path through wet-rice fields
A Balinese man wearing shorts, T-shirt, and hat walks with a brown cow on path through wet-rice fields. Coconuts and other palm trees grow in the background. In the early morning, farmers lead their cows to grazing fields before they begin other work.
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