Thursday, November 11, 2010

Monkey mask from Barong Dance. Bali

The monkey mask is one of the most popular in Balinese theatre.
The widely carved eye holes help to show different states of actor’s emotions.

The mask carved in Sukawati village.

The monkey has spotty gray costume and gloves.

Barong dance in Ubud during Kuningan, 22th May 2010.


  1. I'm a great fan of various masks, this one looks beautiful!

  2. @Ewa

    same masks with bad energy too ?
    anyway, I'm fan too ;-)

  3. I'd get rid of bad energy somehow ;) Like I'd sing a song - I;m such a bad singer that the energy would run away very quickly :)

  4. @Ewa

    village shamans need such person who knows how to " kick a bad energy out " !!