Tuesday, November 2, 2010


 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.

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