National Geographic : 1928 Mar
© National Geographic Society Autochrome by Franklin Price Knott WITH DANCE AND SOUNDING BRASS THE BALINESE PRAISE THEIRGODS In gold-leaf gowns and ornate crowns, Bali dancing girls perform their rhythmic steps. Here most dancing isstill aform of religious expression. Flanked by two grinning idols in the rear rank, stand the masked priests, who trained the girls. Among them, with mustache and regal bridelike finery, is the village headman who staged the dance for the photographer.