Devi Dja, 1940- The Pavlova of the Orient from Devi Dja’s Bali Javanese Cultural Dancers book
Balinese weaver, 1930s, photographer unknown.
Woven from lontar-palm leaf, this is Cili, a doll or effigy of the rice and fertility goddess Dewi Sri, a pre-Hindu deity worshipped in Bali. Balinese ricefields are peppered with shrines to Dewi Sri. #Cili #DewiSri #Bali