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Royal Cremation in Ubud Village, Bali

There are dozens of steps in the Balinese cremation process which can take many months depending on the wealth and status of the deceased. Wealthy people often have extremely elaborate pavilions and other implements that are part of this process. When the body finally makes it to the cremation grounds, there is a pavilion built there under which stands an animal-shaped coffin. The shape of the coffin is related to the caste of the person who has died. This video is on view at the Asian Art Museum during the Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance exhibition (February 25--September 11, 2011). For more information:
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