For the first time, a book has been written which unravels the difficulty of the Balinese calendar system and makes it accessible to a general audience. Time, Rites and Festivals in Bali, written by two recognized specialists of the culture, is a two part exploration of a breathtaking calendar system-and includes 62 specially commissioned drawings and a selection of photographs of rites along with wooden and painted calendars from museums around the world.
From a lively introduction to the distinctly Balinese concepts of time, to an explanation of the two main calendars of Bali, to an in-depth discussion on the myth of Watugunung which is the basis for the origin of the main calendar system, Time, Rites and Festivals in Bali is a dynamic introduction to the spiritual and daily rituals that evolved at the core of this island nation.
Publisher: Bab Publishing
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 1219 g
Dimensions: 241 x 210 x 25 mm