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Feeding spirits in Bali

The Sidakarya mask feeds the spitits during the ceremony of ” house cleaning”.
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Waiting for a buffalo sacrifice ceremony. Sulawesi Island

Tana Toraja funeral ceremony 4 Toraja 12 4 Toraja 13 4 Toraja 14

A Toraja village located south of Rantepao.

An early March afternoon. The culmination of  funeral ceremony comes in a few minutes.  All guests gathered around a village’s  square wait for appearance of  first buffalo.


Topeng Tua dance in Ubud.

Purification rites at private house in Ubud.  The mask is called Tua and depicts an old man.


White Karen women from Mae Sariang.

I spent lovely days in Mae Sariang area. The Karen hilltribe people live in the lush, green hill country located 4 hours drive from the city of Chiang Mai.

The rain season has begun in Thailand. The Karen spend entire days working on the fields. During the day mostly old women sit on a porch their wooden houses. The time of festivals and holidays come in December.


Akha girl in Chiang Mai.

The girl in traditional Akha garb visiting Chiang Mai.


Walking in Ubud. Bali island

You can guess where they walk ? White shirts…they must be on the way to a temple.


Tari belibis dance in Ubud.

Balinese dance about beautiful bird called Tari Belibis performed in Ubud.


Galungan Kuningan time in Bali.

The Agung bros at their family compound in Ubud during Kuningan festival.


Angami Naga man in Kohima. Nagaland

Angami  man in traditional shawl on the street of Kohima town.


Shwe Yan Pyay in Shan State.

You will find more romantic old monasteries in Shan state, but Shwe Yan Pyay has its charm. The monastery built in the late 18th century is conveniently located, only 3 km from Nyaungshwe downtown.