Add to EJ Playlist Savour the atmosphere of a traditional Balinese Market, and explore each store, discovering the traitional handicrafts, and naturally grown spices, and food of this magical island.
Add to EJ Playlist Watch the final part of "Bali, the Island of Love,' as the Legong Dance starts, and the story of the two Balinese sisters begins to unfold.
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Add to EJ Playlist Indonesia has always been famous for its intricate and mystical wood and silver crafts. The skill of creating beauty from by hand, is an ancient custom, which has been passed down from generation to generation, for thousands of years.
Watch the beauty of creation, as master craftsmen create ancient arts by hand, in old Indonesia.
Add to EJ Playlist Watch Part One of "Bali, the Island of Love"
Explore Traditional Bali through part 3 of "Bali, The Island of Love," as Poutou, and Saplak have both fallen in love, as this original tale set in old Bali, continues
Enjoy, traveling into another time into the enchanting island of Bali.
Add to EJ Playlist Take a journey back into time, and explore the unspoilt and exotic island of Bali in the 1930s.
Wander through a scenic village, meet the people of Bali, and relax in the natural tropical paradise of old Bali.
Add to EJ Playlist The women weavers of Bali continued one of Indonesia's most ancient arts, which date back long into Indonesia's distant history.
Watch the intricate and artistic skills of the Balinese weavers at work, using the most traditional of tools, creating the renowned textile arts of Bali.
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Add to EJ Playlist Life to the Balinese is expressed in the intricate ancient temple dances, and preparing the dancers, became a living art form.
Enter the world of Balinese dance preparation at the time when Indonesia was known as the Dutch East Indies.
Add to EJ Playlist Pottery making like so many hand crafts was always part of the local Balinese culture, a skill passed down from generation to,generation, in the towns and villages across this fabled island.
Watch the expert hands of a Balinese potter create an intricate bowl, which often was sold at the local market, and a treasured gift for the few tourists who ventured into this land of artisans.
Enjoy exploring old Bali......
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Add to EJ Playlist Explore old Bali, and wonder through the unspoilt Island, and join the local people in a mystical celebration of life, as they bring offerings to the Gods, and perform a very ancient dance, and gamelan performance, under the light of a new moon.
Add to EJ Playlist Journey in the life of two Balinese sisters, and join them as a new day starts in old Bali. Follow as they show us how Balinese women used to live in the years just before Indonesian independence.
Add to EJ Playlist Bali, is home to one of the most mysterious and oldest cultures in the World, which dates back long before the first century.
Balinese dance is essentially a mirror of this culture, which links the Balinese to their spiritual roots.Join one of the most ancient and sacred rituals, the Sanghyang Trance, as it is performed to the mystical, and mesmerising beat of a Gamelan orchestra.
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Add to EJ Playlist Cock Fighting has always been a popular "Sport' in many parts of the World, and in colonial Indonesia it was often performed in villages,and cities.
Attitudes have changed in the 21st Century particularly in the way we are beginning to respect animals and the nature around us, but for historic reference only, Timescape have decided to air this footage, but advise viewer discretion.
Cockfighting is a very old tradition in Balinese Hinduism, the Batur Bang Inscriptions I (from the year 933) and the Batuan Inscription (dated 944 on the Balinese Caka calendar) disclose that the tabuh rah ritual has existed for centuries. In Bali, cockfights, known as tajen, are practiced in an ancient religious purification ritual to expel evil spirits.
This ritual, a form of animal sacrifice, is called tabuh rah ("pouring blood"). The purpose of tabuh rah is to provide an offering (the blood of the losing chicken) to the evil spirits. Cockfighting is a religious obligation at every Balinese temple festival or religious ceremony. Cockfights without a religious purpose are considered gambling in Indonesia. Women are generally not involved in the tabuh rah process.
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Add to EJ Playlist Watch one of the first colour films made of a traditional village performance of the Barong,and Legong dances in 1935.
This performance would of been a collective celebration of life with all the village taking part, showing the timeless ancient beauty of Balinese culture in the form of each mystical dance movement, and musical performance.
Enjoy, travelling back into another time.
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"Midnight Rain" Pia
Add to EJ Playlist Travel back in time and explore the exotic Island of Bali, stroll into a local market, enter a temple and pass lush rice terraces.Watch local artisans create timeless works of art.
Enjoy your journey into the magical "Island of Love."
Music by Pia - "Midnight Rain"
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Add to EJ Playlist Return back into Bali's past, and explore a Balinese mountain village during a festival at a time before Bali joined the modern age.
Watch:Bali,the Island of Love
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Add to EJ Playlist Travel back to a village festival and watch a Gamelan performance with a dance of the giants. Enjoy a unique glimpse into the timeless ancient rituals and performance of an ancient art form.
Music- Traditional Gamelan
Add to EJ Playlist Bali has always had visitors from afar, but few in 1908 had access to a camera that could film moving images.
Watch an extremely rare short film of Bali, and enjoy traveling back into the start of the 20th Century.
Add to EJ Playlist Bali has long been the home of traditional dance, and the fabled Gamelan orchestra, which plays the timeless ancient music of Indonesia.
Enjoy a visit to Bali's distant past to 1941.
Add to EJ Playlist The actual official surrender of Bali only took place in mid-1946, when a newly formed Dutch East Indies army had finally arrived on Java, whilst the embattled British Commonwealth army were slowly leaving.
Java and Sumatra were at the forefront of a war of independence with Indonesian nationalists fighting the re-occupation of their lands, so Bali was effectively under the rule of the defeated Imperial army, long after their surrender, until one of the European powers arrived.
This was one of the many paradoxes, of the Indonesian Independence War.
Watch the series-"Indones ia, the Independence War- Part One
Add to EJ Playlist Bali is an island were despite modernization, the traditions seen in this video are as common today, as they were over 60 years ago.
Watch how a series of cememonies which are ann essential part of Balinese life, and the dance which is entwined in the thousands of years of history, that make the island of Bali's culture so unique today.