Vintage Barong Mask. 1970-80's Purple With Gold Etc, Wood, Hand Made Thailand Or
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Vintage Barong Mask. 1970-80's Purple With Gold Etc, Wood, Hand Made Thailand Or:
Aloha to everyone once again. Up for you consideration is a vintage Barong mask. I believe this item was made in Indonesia or Thailand? There are no makers marks though. It's main color is purple. It was made about 1970's or 80's. It looks like a Balinese Mask and this is what I could find on info for those: Balinese masks are of ancient origin and act like lightning rods in the sense that they attract the spirit of the person to be portrayed. They are sacred.
The Balinese believe that living masks can provide inspiration for the wearer, whether a dancer or an actor. The plot of the play or dance comes from the mask. In other words, as the Balinese say, the mask "speaks".
Masks are used in dance and drama performances and are treated with a great deal of respect.
They represent the faces of gods, heroes and revered persons. Masks are put on the head, the most sacred part of the body, and never on the ground.
Please see pictures for condition. Item is as-is.
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