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Other dances require more elaborate costumes. When performing, the dancers are richly
dressed. Layers of traditional textiles are wrapped around the chest down to the ankles.
On the textiles there is a belt of leather painted gold ( bobokan ). Bracelets ( gelang
kana ) of the same meterial as the belt tightly encircle the upper and lower arms.
Headdress is also made of leather painted gold and imitation golden flowers as well as
fresh ones stick to it. The dancers also put thicker make up than usual on their faces
especially around the eyes to give more dramatic accent.
To see detail of the costume, the sketch above which is drawn by Miguel Covarrubias* is worth to examine.
*Covarrubias, Miguel (1938) Island of Bali . New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.