Indonesia

Wayang Topeng is the name given to the dance theatre of the island of Java in Indonesia where the use of masks is one of its main characteristics. Originally, wayang topeng was performed at court by the members of the aristocracy or by professionals but with time it became a popular form of entertainment sometimes taking place at weddings and
on other festive occasions. The mask of prince Panji has normally a white face, elongated eyes, a small, slightly raised nose and a small slightly open mouth.
Also in indonesia, but now on the island of Bali, masks are used in several Wayang Wong dramas, traditionally using the Ramayana as its repertoire. The masks used in these performances are considered sacred and are treated as objects of reverence and for this reason are kept in temples most of the year. When a new mask has to be constructed a specific tree is chosen which has certain protuberances, indicating that the tree is “pregnant”, the tree itself being subsequently asked permission to be cut down. A number of rituals and offerings are made in the course of the process whereby the masks are produced.

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Barong Ket

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Indonesia
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MMD1816

Barong Menjangan

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Indonesia
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MMD1815

Bedahulu

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Indonesia
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MMD1831

Bedaulu

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Indonesia
Inventary id:
MMD1951

Bondres

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Indonesia
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MMD1864

Bondres Blues

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Indonesia
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MMD1848

Bondres Bongol I

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Indonesia
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MMD1833

Bondres Cungih

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Indonesia
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MMD1834

Bondres Dukuh

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Indonesia
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MMD1859

Bondres Pasek

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Indonesia
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MMD1847

Celuluk

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Indonesia
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MMD1823

Celuluk

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Indonesia
Inventary id:
MMD1863