Balinese Wayang Wong Mask Raksasa Demon Dance Topeng

$ 120.00

 

Balinese Raksasa Demon Wayang Wong Mask hand carved wood drama mask, This is an older mask in really superb condition for the age. Carved with huge buck teeth and painted in a black paint with white, red & gold accents.  There are signs of wear and aging of the paint that are consistent with the age. There are no cracks at all in the wood. A good example of Balinese cultural art. 

This mask was carved in the Ubud area and is one in a series that I obtained from a family of Mask Carvers in a small village north east of Ubud. These mask are from their own collection and are older with a great used patina, not new. Each mask  has a different expression and are one of a kind and perfect for a mask collection.

    • Perfect collector piece
    • Size is  about 
    • 9" high
    • 10" wide
    • 4"deep
  • The Balinese use the Drama or Calang Arang to tell stories that have been passed down for generations. Each mask embodies a different character. The Balinese believe that when a performer wears a mask that he becomes the character they are portraying, or that the mask comes to life. The mask are blessed by a Hindu priest before each performance.  The performances are considered sacred. And an important part of Balinese culture.

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