Balinese Theatre Mask from a Hero


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This is a traditional Balinese wood carving
Brahman Caste are allowed to carve sacred Baerongs
The mask always indicates the personality of the person portrayed, as with representations in painting, good people look pleasant and serene ( as in This example). Bad people have fangs or bulging eyes and strong people look strong and their masks are black

Most mask carvers come from the villages of Mas or Singapadu