Saturday, October 11, 2008

Balinese Mask

Mask has been used for many different purposes by many countries. Some of the functions are as a protection on human's face, used in a performance or amusement in certain ceremonial, and some people use them for a concealment.

Mask is also very attached with Balinese people, I would say that it's part of Balinese culture. The wearing of mask is involved in almost all Balinese dance. Mask is used to identify the bad and good character. Some of the mask used in Balinese dance is even said to have magical charge. The oldest Balinese mask called as topeng pejagen (red: topeng means mask) performed in the sacred inner courtyard in Bali's temple.

In the current age the use of mask in Bali has been more popular as a part of entertainment.

7 komentar:

JM said...

You have the most amazing masks in Indonesia! I like them a lot!

babooshka said...

These are amazing in detail

Rumah Investasi said...

nice pic ...

Sukatendel said...

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this too will pass said...

great masks...but scary

Jejak Putri Sibayak said...

nice pic....eda

Anonymous said...

amazing mask,but I need more history and culture about Balinese mask