Bali – In The Village – Photographs by Jill Gocher, Photojournalist, Editor, Media Consultant
Balinese villages are full of life and fun. The people are earthy and real. Occupied in day to day activities, they have no time for anything more sophisticated than village gossip and their next upcoming ceremony.
This village just outside the cultural heart of Ubud, was involved in their Mapeed or procession – a 400 meter long line of women carrying tall offerings on their head. After this procession, which culminates at their village temple, there would be prayer before dance performances that would last long into the night. It is always a happy time and everyone enjoys getting dressed in their best finery to appear before the resident gods and of course, to impress their neighbours.
© Jill Gocher