Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bali: Canang - offerings



Canang
f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds, 7.8mm, Nikon Coolpix 7900

Bali is often referred to as Island of the Gods. The canang, pictured here, is a small offering placed by womenfolk on altars, at gates, on floors, in every nook and cranny, really. When on altars, it is meant for the Gods. Placed on floor, it's for the evil spirits.

Small portions of food offerings in a riot of colors are placed on trays weaved out of banana leaves and bamboo splinters. The colors purple, white, green and red are omnipresent in canangs, and represent different Hindu Gods.

This photo was a walk-by shooting - I was just walking by an altar in the Ubud Arts Market with all these canangs, and decided to take a snapshot. Turned out much better than I expected.

3 comments:

Gallivanter said...

Yeah, I noticed this too, apparently every morning in front of their commercial lots...

moz monster said...

Thanks for dropping by daniel ! My first comment on this blog !!!

You're right - can't miss it if you've been to Bali !

Traumschaumseife said...

I love Bali, your Photos are great!

greetings from Göttingen, Germany
Claudia