In Indonesia, rain masters are often hired by organisers of outdoor events for their perceived ability to prevent rainfall from ruining the day. Photo: Agoes Rudianto
In Indonesia, rain masters are often hired by organisers of outdoor events for their perceived ability to prevent rainfall from ruining the day. Photo: Agoes Rudianto
Weddings

Weather men: how Indonesia’s rain masters keep the skies clear for weddings, festivals and other events

  • In Indonesia, organisers of outdoor events often hire a rain master, known as pawang hujan, to ensure the skies are blue
  • The rain masters, who recite incantations and perform rituals, are mostly employed during the rainy season

In Indonesia, rain masters are often hired by organisers of outdoor events for their perceived ability to prevent rainfall from ruining the day. Photo: Agoes Rudianto
In Indonesia, rain masters are often hired by organisers of outdoor events for their perceived ability to prevent rainfall from ruining the day. Photo: Agoes Rudianto
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