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Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

Q:  My wife and i have been collecting masks and hand carved art mostly from asia for about 20 years. We started when stationed in singapore and found some neat stuff in malaysia, and search out artists/masters when we travel. Found your web site while looking at some balinese mask photos, and i thought i recognized work. If/when you come across some pieces with ‘character’ and/or high quality, i would welcome chance to be on your mailing list. Would be happy to share photos of some of our collection if interested. We are not looking to sell, but have not found many other collectors who recognize quality the way you seem to from your web site. The first and last from same balinese master jwayan muka from ubud….we spent half a day with him and highlight of our trip was watching him bring his masks to life. I actually wear this one for halloween (carefully)…my personal favorite from collection.  Scott, 636

A: Scott then sent this photo of a Rangda mask by the Balinese master J. Wayan Muka from Ubud, Bali. Masks don’t get much better than this. What an exciting experience it would be to see someone performing in this! You can see larger photos of other fine Balinese masks on this website.  A+

Categories:   Bali & Java

Comments

  • Posted: July 21, 2014 03:17

    Masquerade

    Really a beautiful mask, outside the fact that it´s a demon, but it´s beautiful. I've always had a penchant for masks and fortunately I came across this website. Please could post more pictures of the mask at different angles. Thank you!
    • Posted: July 22, 2014 13:35

      Bob Ibold

      Thanks for writing in. Unfortunately, I won't be able to send more photos of this mask. Sorry.