National Geographic : 1913 Dec
Photo byJohn J.Banninga PUIliNG THE BRIDAL CAR The bridal car is pulled through the streets of Madura by thousands of men. Long ropes of cocoanutfiber, 3inches thick and 200feet long, are attached to it and men and boys pull with great enthusiasm. The gods are seated on a pedestal under the center ofthecanopy, surrounded by dancing girls and priests. The British government has placed the telegraph office of the city on theopposite side oftheriver, sothat the overhead wires would not interfere with the progress of the car through the city streets.