That was before the rapid inpour of globalization in Bali. About ten years ago, nobody bought canang sari. There was no place to buy them. But now there are many women selling [premade] ones. Walking down the streets of Bali nowadays it’s as easy to find canang sari vendors as spotting an Indomaret. Over the past few years, the island has gone through major transformations.
But even if Bali has globalized, the offerings are still routinely interwoven into day-to-day life. Canang sari will continue to cover the streets but the story behind its preparation may take on a whole new meaning.