This is a tradition you only would find in Bali, called “Metatah”. A tradition where the youngsters filled their tooth to control evil human characteristics, called Sad Ripu that are present in every person and that can lead to unhappiness in life: greed, lust, anger, confusion, stupidity, jealousy, ill-will and intoxication by either passion or drunkenness.
Metatah is performed while the child is lying down on a special high platform made of bamboo and covered by colorful textiles and draperies. Big pillows are there to make the girls and boys feel more comfortable. The attendees wear special dresses with a theme of yellow and white to symbolize holiness.
Metatah also represents the end of the father’s responsibilities to his female children who are now complete.
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