Bali & Java

Real masks from Lombok

aaaMystrySolvd-1060-1Q:  Attached are the old Lombok masks I told you about.  These are from the Sasak people and are probably meant for Topeng dance dramas.  One is a Raksa demon, the other I don’t recognize.  Aaron, 1060

A:  We hardly ever get to see the real masks actually used by the people of Lombok, Indonesia. They are so different from those over-decorated faces the island’s tourist industry produces.  AaaaMystrySolvd-1060-2

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