Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bali girls preparing for their dance.

The Legong dancer's gilded filigree neckpiece, waist and arm bands were tooled from hide.   White facial dots represent beauty marks. 
Balinese dancers wearing the djanger headdress at a Denpasar temple. 
10-year-old Legong dancers.  They were trained as toddlers and will retire when they reach their teens. 
Man performing a Javanese dance.
All images from National Geographic, January 1951

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