Significance of rice and limes on one's lawn
March 9, 2009 2:46 PM   Subscribe

I went for a walk this morning and saw two small piles of white rice with red sauce or dye on top encircled by lime slices on both corners of my neighbor's lawn. What was this for?
posted by easy_being_green to Society & Culture (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Could it be a rice offering?
posted by peggynature at 2:52 PM on March 9, 2009

Could it be a form of the Bali rice ritual called "penampeh," which I believe is a kind of ceremonial insect extermination?
posted by pineapple at 2:57 PM on March 9, 2009

If they're from Southeast Asia (Indonesia, predominantly), it could be an offering.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:54 PM on March 9, 2009

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