A Beautiful Balinese Nymph

A rejang dancer poses in front of an old door of a traditional house in the village of Asak Karangasem.

Rejang dance is a sacred dance performed only on special feasts and danced in the most consecrated part of the temple. This dance is considered a sacred dance to welcome Ida Betara Betari (God) who is willing to go down to a shrine that is undergoing a traditional ceremony to accept the offerings and then give prosperity to the people. Each region in Bali has a distinctive makeup, both clothing and head-wear. Especially in the Karangasem area there are more than 20 types of Rejang Dance that wear different unique decoration.