Balinese Arts

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by Debra Pascali-Bonaro

Have you ever met someone and felt like you had a soul connection – that you were destined to meet and become friends? On my second trip to Bali I woke early one morning with the intention I would meet someone local who could guide me to see some of Bali, but also teach be about their traditions, culture and the Balinese sacred practices. After my meditation and intention I walked to the street and there was Congtit. We both felt the magic that we were suppose to meet that day. We have been friends for 10 years now ( and maybe a lifetime before). Congtit has cared for and guided my family, friends and all our doulas and birth keepers who join us at Eat Pray Doula.

Congtit is not only a wonderful cultural tour guide and friend, he is also an exceptional artist. His carvings can be found in front of Bumi Sehat, at the entrance of Monkey Forest, and they adorn my home.

Bali’s main job industry is tourism, and the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major lack of Island Tourism, income and is creating food instability for many. Congtit makes a majority of his income through his driving, carving and guiding. I hope that you will be inspired to purchase a beautiful statue for your hOMe.

Congtit is taking orders, and I will be happy to help connect you and either bring them back to the U.S. with me, or you can pick them up when you join us at Eat Pray Doula. 

I am so looking forward to being back in Bali with Congtit again in 2022. If you feel called to support him, please email me and I will help connect you. 

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