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20 / 10 / 2017
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Rites of passage in Tenganan

Local Tenganan boys play mekocok, a traditional gambling game using dice that is heavily influenced by a Chinese game.

The commotion started early one evening when dozens of Tenganan Dauh Tukad youth, all dressed in traditional sarong and without shirts, jumped from the Bale Agung and ran toward various corners of the village. Across the village, adolescent boys dressed in a glamorous traditional costume fitted with gringsing, the dark, hand-woven cloth that is the signature garment of Tenganan, were waiting in anticipation for their elders to pick them up. There were 16 boys who participated in the ritual, and soon, one by one, they emerged, each sitting on the back of his senior, one of the full-fledged members of the youth group.