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Woman in sarong walks carrying boy on her hip

Woman in sarong walks carrying boy on her hip

A village woman dressed for a temple ceremony walks along a village path with a young boy carried on her hip. The woman wears a full-length diamond-patterned batik cloth with a sash at her waist and a long-sleeved, floral print jacket. The boy, whose legs straddle her waist from the side, wears red shorts and a striped T-shirt. A man is walking across the field behind them.Indonesians generally do not use strollers to transport their children, but simply carry them in slings on their backs or around their hips as seen here. Children early start carrying their younger siblings with them around the village. This woman may be the boy's grandmother.Wrapped sarong cloths and waist sashes are the formal dress traditionally prescribed for both men and women to enter Balinese Hindu temples. Tourists, who arrive in shorts or other inappropriate clothes, often can purchase or "rent" sarongs and sashes near the entrance of temple events.

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