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Eventual development of "posession masks". It's use was intended to be something like a shorthand version of a full "puppet". Several become "apprehended" by company after defeating its owner.

Eventual development of "posession masks". It's use was intended to be something like a shorthand version of a full "puppet". Several become "apprehended" by company after defeating its owner.

Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Dance mask of Bhuta Cakil, late 19th century
wood, gold, gemstones, leather, horse hair

Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia Dance mask of Bhuta Cakil, late century wood.

Dance mask of Kuda Narawangsa, late 19th century - wood, gold,  gemstones, leather, horse hair. Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta. Photo courtesy nga.gov.au

Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia Dance mask of Kuda Narawangsa, late century National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta

Dieng Plateau, Central Java 8 inches, wood, paint, nail polish  Masks like this often turn up in poor rural areas, especially the Dieng Plateau. It has been repainted several times. The last time the bright colored drawing and the white teeth were quickly added using nail polish or something similar. Could have been inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Dieng Plateau, Central Java 8 inches, wood, paint, nail polish Masks like this often turn up in poor rural areas, especially the Dieng Plateau. It has been repainted several times. The last time the bright colored drawing and the white teeth were quickly added using nail polish or something similar. Could have been inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

VINTAGE FOLK ART LESMANA WAYANG GOLEK THEATER HAND PUPPET INDONESIA JAVA

Vintage folk art lesmana wayang golek theater hand puppet indonesia java

Hand Puppets, Java, Indonesia, Folk Art, Theater, Masks

Masks From Around the World    Bali & Java    Old Javanese Demon Mask    Topeng Dance Drama, Java, Indonesia

Masks From Around the World Bali & Java Old Javanese Demon Mask Topeng Dance Drama, Java, Indonesia

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