Balinese Rakshasa Demon Dance Mask
Rakshasa Demon Mask, This is an older mask in really superb condition for the age. It is painted in a greenish toned type of paint with black, red & gold accents. There are signs of age which are consistent with the age. There are no cracks at all in the wood. Truly a great 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
- 7.5" high
- 10" wide
- 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.