Balinese Surprised Man Drama Mask Hand Carved wood Indonesian Wall art

$ 79.95

 

Surprised Man Balinese Drama Mask, This is an older mask in really superb condition for the age. It is painted in a yellow paint with black & red 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
    • Has a strap for hanging or to wear
    • Size is  about 
    • 8" high
    • 7" 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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