National Geographic : 1939 Mar
BALI, GEM OF THE NETHERLANDS INDIES OLD HANDS ADJUST THE GILDED HELMET OF A YOUTHFUL ACTRESS Star of the " musical comedy" troupe, this girl takes the role of Prince Ardjuna, hero of a Hindu epic (Plate I). In the play, the prince resists the temptations of heavenly nymphs. S iNaulonal 'icograpnic society joaacnrome rnotograpns oy maynara uwen v illiams SWATHED LIKE A MAYPOLE IS A BALINESE "CHORUS GIRL" At work in the fields, native women are usually nude to the waist. But the more they "dress up" for holidays, the more they wear. Ribbons girdle the slender dancers, each of whom helps clothe the others.