GIFTS OF THE GODS: JEWELLERY TRADITIONS FROM BOROBUDUR, THE BAYON AND BALI – TAASA Review September 2009
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This article was originally found in the September 2009 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 18, Issue 3, Page 10).
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Wendy Parker T he small girl adorned from top to toe with heirloom riches raises her hand in a movement matching the resonance of the ancient music.
The gesture recalls an age-old grace, seen before and re-imagined.
The child, and her companions from Tenganan village in Bali, sit above the level of the crowd as ancestral embodiments, swathed in cloths of antique and sacred pattern, their bodies embellished with protective golden circlets on wrist and neck, and crowned with golden flowers...