While walking to dinner, we were delighted to cross paths with a procession of women as they gracefully carried offering baskets to a nearby Ubud, Bali temple.
Younger girls utilized a ‘training wheels’ technique – practicing carrying the hand-woven baskets by using both hands, whereas their mothers and grandmothers carried one basket or even double-decker versions on their heads. Often, they walked along without even applying a fingertip to the basket!
Sporting the traditional kebayas (blouses), kamens (a type of sarong) and sash, they came on foot or by motorbike. If they were not piloting the bike themselves, they rode side-saddle on one piloted by a male family member.
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