Penjor (Photo by Remco Knijnenburg)
A penjor is an offering consisting of a bamboo pole with decorations. The arched top represents Gunung Agung, the body is a river that flows from the mountain to the sea, and along its route are the products of the harvest, tied to the pole. At the foot of the pole is a temporary shrine. Penjors are found everywhere lining the streets at Galungan time, the month-long and most important Balinese religious festival.
I'm starting a new post because the rest of the pictures keep loading sideways and I can't find a way to turn them. I meant to do this post with pictures of penjor, umbul (flags) and umbrellas. But first I have to figure out how to make the photos load right side up.