Bali: Deep Play Notes revisited

Revisiting and reliving Clifford Geertz' observation of Balinese culture through the Balinese Cock Fight at the Gale Gale Temple in Benculuk village near Denpasar, Bali.
 
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A fighter cock waits in it ratan container

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A fighter cock waits in it ratan container

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The owner waits with the challenger
The owner waits with the challenger
Owner with his fighter
Owner with his fighter
Deals are made
Deals are made
Fighter is introduced to the crowd
Fighter is introduced to the crowd
Weighed and studied
Weighed and studied
Bets are placed
Bets are placed
Introduced to the ring
Introduced to the ring
Prepping the fighters
Prepping the fighters
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Blades are attached
Blades are attached
Fight 1
Fight 1
Fight 2
Fight 2
Fight 3
Fight 3
Fight 4
Fight 4
Fight 5
Fight 5
Fight 6
Fight 6
Fight 7
Fight 7
Waiting
Waiting
Fight 8
Fight 8
The loser
The loser
The blades are extracted
The blades are extracted
Discarded
Discarded
Outside the ring
Outside the ring
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