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Cili

by Micha F. Lindemans
Another name for the rice-goddess Sri. The name refers to the fertility of 'Ibu Pertiwi' ("Mother Earth"). At harvest time, the rice stalks are tied together in the middle, forming a womanly hourglass-shape, which the Balinese call 'Dewi Cili.' This hourglass image is used in many offerings, carvings, etc.

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  • Also known as:
    Dewi Cili

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