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Photos: Ketut’s Village, Bali, Indonesia

A gallery of the photos we took at Ketut’s Village, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Jammin with the locals.

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    Ganesha!

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    Amazing silver work... People from Ketut's village are renowned for their silverwork.

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    Matt defiling a shopkeepers goods.

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    Ketut's brother showed us some of his intricate silverwork. He painstakingly etches his designs into the silver by hand.

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    Ketut's brother showed us how he places gems on his work to make it even more stunning. These stones are aquamarine.

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    A sample of his finished work. Here he embellished the corners of a fine tray made of coral and plastic resin with intricate silverwork.

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    Ketut's father and niece, Komang.

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    Ketut's father and niece, Komang.

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    Our friend Komang, Ketut's little niece. She was the cutest, sweetest little girl who loved to follow us around and take pictures of Haley. We miss her!

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    The traditional Balinese kitchen in Ketut's village. The Balinese build the fire under the stove using whatever is at hand; that includes trash, plastic bags and wood.

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    Ketut's uncle is a master at weaving with palm fronds. This amazing work of art is made entirely of plant material and some colored paper. It was hung proudly under the altar at the entrance to Ketut's village.

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    The entrance to Ketut's village. Not your typical American front door.

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    Dressed and ready for temple on Galungan!

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    Ketut and John!

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    Praying at the temple.

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    Haley thinks the udeng (my turbie twist) is a good look for me. I'm not so certain.

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    We spend the night at Haley's aunt's village to celebrate Galungan with her family.

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    Delicately balanced offerings at the village temple.

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    Haley and her new best friend for life, Komang.

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    Haley and he uncle John.

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    Celebrating Galungan with Ketut's family.

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    Ketut prepared a delicious dinner for us before we headed to temple. Nasi (rice), sayur (vegetables), young jackfruit, egg, and teh panas (hot tea) made extra sweet, the Indonesian way!

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