The old way of doing the #ogohogoh frame with #bamboo is making a comeback. Photo by @zissou_
Yesterday was an amazing day in Bali - loads of people coming together on so many beaches, helping pick up trash as part of the amazing Bye Bye Plastic Bags cleanup our beaches day.
But another thing started my day with a spring...
Driving through my village I noticed the preparations for Nyepi and the building of the Ogoh ogoh's - giant sculptures that are paraded through the streets in an island-wide ceremony and then burnt.
Since the beginning of this tradition, the sculptures had been made from organic materials, with the internal structure made from woven bamboo. Ever since I have been in Bali however there has been a growing trend to make the structure from giant polystyrene blocks.
This year everywhere I go they're back to making them in bamboo, so I asked my neighbour... "This year" he explained, "the government have banned the plastic blocks"
And with one simple move the powers that be have done something magical. They are flying in the face of so much negative, unsustainable development that has been going on here lately and with this decision another generation will not forget this beautiful local craft.