Bali & Java

Classic dance mask from Java

Q:  I have 6 authentic Javanese dancing masks from the early 1900’s. We got them from a parent who was an original member of the Denishawn school of dancing in Los Angeles in 1915.  The masks were part of a world tour.  It’s possible there are pictures of the dancers with the masks.  I did some research on Denishawn dance and if you are a dancer then you know what its all about.  Tracie, 1158
A:  It’s nice to see a group of characters from a Javanese traditional dance drama, though I will use just one for this blog. It would be Sita, the beautiful queen of the great king Rama. She is a favorite– the most beautiful and smartest woman in the world. If you can discover a photo of the Denishawn Dancers in these particular masks, it would establish their age and increase the value.

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