hellobali Guide to Bali - - TABLE OF CONTENTS -

THE MAJORITY of Bali’s dearly de­parted split the ma­te­rial world on a pyre, their ashes and bones later swept to­gether to be taken to the ocean and scat­tered. The fam­i­lies of the wealthy and highly re­spected can muster enough money and labour for prepa­ra­tions to be­gin almost im­me­di­ately; elab­o­rate biers soon glitter with gold leaf and bro­cade. Or­di­nary peo­ple have to wait for their ban­jar’s turn dur­ing the dry sea­son and may have to be buried tem­po­rar­ily and later ex­humed for their mo­ment in the flames.

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