National Geographic : 1928 Mar
ARTIST ADVENTURES ON THE ISLAND OF BALI COSTUMED FOR THE SACRED LION DANCE The priest on the right might well be signaling fdr a manicure. Long finger nails are worn by some of Bali's holy men. With these long nails, and their supple wrists and fingers, they form strange geometric figures in the air as they sit cross-legged at their prayers. © National Geographic Society Autocnromes oy r raillill rrlce KI1no1 A LION, AS CONCEIVED BY BALI ARTISTS The Balinese take their ceremonial Lion Dance quite seriously. Supported by two priests, the effigy is made to wiggle its false tail, shake its mane, and cavort grotesquely about on its paws of bare human feet.