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Lamak  

by on Friday, 2 June 2006No Comment | 1,906 views

A small temporary shrine of bamboo called a sanggah cucuk is always found beneath a panjor. Small offerings to the deities are placed here for as long as the penjor is in use. This shrine is often “clothed” in a symbolic garment called a lamak. The colorful runners made of plaited palm leaf often contain images of prosperity and fertility like the cili, an ancient symbol of both human and wet rice life cycles.

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