Makare karean or Pandan War dance

Also called the Pandan War dance is one of the dances of dexterity involving young people, wearing traditional ceremonial costumes, shirtless armed with a bunch of thorny pandanus leaves, and shields to protect themselves. This dance is performed in a traditional ceremony in the village of Tenganan.

Interestingly, although it seems that the injuries inflicted by thorny pandanus weapons are quite severe, the dancers do not feel pain. At the end of the procession, the wounds were healed by pouring holy water.

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