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Balinese kris-maker Empu Nyoman Punduh with his masterwork.

Friday Photo: Balinese Kris

This is Empu Nyoman Punduh, a kris-maker in Kintamani, Bali, with his masterpiece. The Balinese kris is central to the culture. A young man gets...

nyepi day melasti ogoh ogoh

The Sound of Silence

On Saturday, town was so quiet you could literally hear the silence. Not the usual raucous night-time non-quiet, the squawking yabber of geckos, the surprising...

Rice paddies and a house in Ubud, Bali

A Walk in the Rice Fields

When she was a little girl, Su’s father built her a little tower on stilts in the rice paddies. Not to play houses — unusually...