BALI RANGDA MASK; This is a great traditional drama mask in the shape of a Demon. Hand carved and hand painting, I collected this mask in Bali during the late 1990’s. ~~~ RANGDA ;She is the personification of Durga, wife of Shiva, the Queen of Witches and Goddess of Death. The Temple of the Dead in every village in Bali is dedicated to Rangda.. Durga is an extension of the destructive aspect of Shiva. Shiva and Durga together represent death and decay and the germination of life. When the Balinese give offerings to Rangda, they are not worshipping evil but are recognizing the balance between life and death in the form of Shiva. Rangda means "widow " and in Bali today, people believe that a woman that has been widowed three times has accumulated enough power to perform black magic. . Rangda is well known for her important roles in the Calonarang and Barong dance dramas in Bali.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In Bali we find many different types of masks with cultural significance symbolizing people, deities, demons and often unique characters. The masks are very important in passing down oral history from generation to generation and are used in mythical dance plays. They are regarded as sacred objects. It is believed that while performing, the player who wears the mask is possessed by the spirit of the character portrayed on it. The content of the Balinese dramas is derived from popular myth, historical events, and local needs (e.g. to ward off particular evil spirits and bring good fortune) Worldwide in drama and dance, masks are worn to enhance the story and to clarify the emotions being expressed. Always, masks intensify and heighten the experience, whatever the intention of the wearer of the mask is. ~~~~~ This Powerful RANGDA Mask from Bali Indonesia. Hand carved in pule wood in the mountains of Bali, this dance mask is decorated with wood boar tusk fangs and horns, horse hair, water buffalo hide painted gold, and velvet Hand carved and hand painted, Collected in the late 1990’s. Our Mask is in good condition. {Note size} about 40” Long with hair. X Wood Mask is 10” Long X 10” Wide X 11” Deep,Without hair. A Great mask for a Collector. ~~~~~~ ACCEPTED PAYMENTS: CASH, CHECK, POSTAL MONEY ORDER, Visa Master Card, Paypal or I will email you with payment address to send checks or Postal Money Orders, Cash. ~ Shipping $30 USPS Priority mail with tracking in U.S. ~ For International mail rates or other Questions ~ Please Email Eric at or Call 330-434-1010
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  • Item #: M-BALI RANGDA Black
Price $175.00
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