BALI JAVA MASK TOPENG OLD WOOD DRAMA INDONESIA

~~ Mask ~~ This attractive piece from Bali Indonesia is in excellent condition. Shows some Signs of wear, abrasions, rim crack, paint chips. They are Original collectors items! Hand carved and hand painted, Collected in the late 1960's. Mask measures 8-1/4" long X just under 6 3/4" wide. 4-1/2' Deep. We only found a handful of top Quality Drama masks on our last trip to Bali. Since we Buy at the source we are able to offer these pieces at well below market Value. Stand not included. A Great mask for a Collector. The most readily identifiable form of mask is the topeng used in the wayang topeng dances of Java and Bali. This Mask is a Great example of the Arts of Indonesia. 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 Bali drama mask is derived from popular myth, historical events, and local needs ~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~ ACCEPTED PAYMENTS: CASH, CHECK, POSTAL MONEY ORDER, Paypal Visa Master Card , I will email you with payment address to send checks or Money Orders, Cash. ~ Shipping $20 USPS Priority mail with tracking in U.S. International mail rates or other Questions ~ Please Email Eric at Eric@Agestribalarts.com or Call 330-864-2879 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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  • Item #: M-indo
Price $95.00
Availability Out-of-Stock