Balinese offering basket ( S )


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Beautiful handmade round Balinese basket. Super convenient to use as a small storage basket for any room.
The baskets are made of bamboo and decorated by hand.

The Balinese people use these baskets to transport things and food during a sacrifice or ceremony.
Size: diameter 25 cm 11 cm high.

For the Hindu population of Bali, making offerings is an important part of their faith.
Every day, the Balinese place new offering baskets, the so-called ‘canang sari’, at all the offering places. It is an offering to their god Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa.
You can see the offerings at temples, house temples, in front of shops on the pavement and in all the little temples at the market.
However inconvenient such an offering basket is in the middle of the street, stepping on it is seen as disrespectful to the culture and religion.
The offerings are made to keep evil demons at bay and as a sign of gratitude for life.
Therefore, when someone in the family or community dies, the sacrifices are not made.
The baskets are made of palm leaves and filled with rice or biscuits, incense and flowers in different colours.