Devi Dja, 1940- The Pavlova of the Orient from Devi Dja’s Bali Javanese Cultural Dancers book

Devi Dja “The Pavlova of the Orient” From “Devi Dja’s Bali & Javanese Cultural Dancers” Souvenir Book, Nicolas Editions Artistiques, Paris,

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

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.

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