The Spirit of the Barong, Bali, Indonesia

Barong processions and dances are a vital part of ceremonial life in Bali. The Barong is considered the village guardian and is being performed once every six months to expel misfortune and evil from the community.

Cite this page as: Fowler Museum at UCLA, "The Spirit of the Barong, Bali, Indonesia," in Smarthistory, March 16, 2021, accessed April 18, 2024,