May 12, 2010

Faith and Sacrilege

These small baskets are actually offerings. An ubiquitous sight in Bali, they can be seen in front of stores, shrines, sidewalks, even on the shores of the beach. Part of a Hindu Balinese ritual, these offerings are made three times a day.

Filled with flowers and a bit of food, they unintentionally become bird feeders.

In the parking lot of the supermarket chain Hardy's. These offerings have been run over by a taxi.

And perhaps as the final indignity: in the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, a monkey, after emptying the contents of the offering, goes so far as pulling apart the basket.

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