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It provides employment to thousands of rural families who can no longer make a living by farming. The level of skill demonstrated by a sizeable part of the Balinese population is remarkable. Some craftsmen have an “artshop” in their home. Painted wooden trinkets Basketware is widely Lacquer-painted baskets woven in Bali made in Lombok using rattan, grass, bamboo and lontar. Designs vary between villages. Sometimes palm leaves are used for smaller boxes. Gold and silver are imported to Bali from other islands and worked by members of the metalsmithing Pande clan.
Daylight hours are fairly constant throughout the year on both islands as they are close to the equator. Mekepung (Jul–Oct, dates variable). Buffalo races held in Negara (see p134). A more modest version is put on for visitors all year round. SEPTEMBER In September, the weather is hot and dry, bringing out flowers in profusion. Purnama Katiga (full moon). Temple festival at the Gunung Kawi Royal Monuments at Tampaksiring in Central Bali (see p99). OCTOBER Purnama Kapat (full moon). Festivals at many major temples, including Besakih (see pp116–17), Pura Ulun Danu Batur (see pp122–3), Pura Tirta Empul (see p99), Pura Pulaki (see p138) and Pura Tegeh Koripan (see p115).
The bale dauh HOUSE GATES The range of gates lining the narrow streets is one of the most striking features of a Balinese village. The gate is traditionally positioned towards the kelod (seaward, or downhill) end of the house compound. The degree of architectural elaboration generally reflects the material status of the family living in the house. is a place for weaving or other kinds of work. The bale gede Simple house gate with alang alang grass thatch The paon (kitchen) is situated in the south, the cardinal point ruled by Brahma, the Hindu god of fire.