Balinese plintangen calendar, by Ni Made Widiarki of Kamasan, Klungkung, Bali, showing a combination of the 5-day market week (pancawara cycle) and the 7-day week (saptawara cycle). (Reproduced, with permission, from Myths & Symbols in Indonesian Art, curated by M.-A. Milford-Lutzker, Antonio Prieto Memorial Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1991.)
11The Balinese Pawukon Calendar
What is “really real” is the name… of the day, its place in the transempirical taxonomy of days, not its epiphenomenal reflection in the sky.
—Clifford Geertz: The Interpretation of Cultures (1973)
The Pawukon calendar of Bali is a complex example of a calendar ...