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Yesterday I showed a mural with the typical Balinese scene in front of the temple. Here, the real scene from the temple Pura Ulun Danu Beratan. The women have lace shirts, mainly white but that can be also colourful, and sarongs. They carry offerings in the bamboo baskets. This is the entrance to the part of the complex that is accessible only to the believers. I do not know what is then with the fate of these offerings later. Also, I do not know what was the occasion of these celebrations. Probably they pray for good crops.
You can see also these umbrellas - usually white and golden.

John has found about them (thanks!):

Bali is very obvious with the uniqueness and beauty. Visitors can see it directly when setting foot on this paradise island. One of the uniqueness is an ornament in the form of umbrella with the color, size, and different functions that adorn every Balinese Hindu shrine.

This ornament is called "Tedung" or ceremonial umbrella, which literally means "to guard". Tedung is typically used in the temple or holy shrine and also in certain ceremonies such as Nyekah ceremony, Melasti ceremony, etc.

All tedung are entirely handmade and require a long time to make it. The making of tedung usually done by a family or an expert called "Undagi", which has the special skill to make it. This skill has been passed down through families and generations. Tedung is made with materials such as wood poles, bamboo as "ribs" or base frame, wool yarn and cotton cloth.

And one more thing: in the temples, they still use the old Balinese script, you can see it in the entrance.
Better see in a large format here:

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12356 W: 133 N: 31790] (146989)
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