TYPE: Balinese Rangda mask

CIRCA: 1950’s or earlier

The Rangda mask is and Indonesian mask used in ceremonial dances mainly on the small island of Bali, the population of which is predominately Hindu (as opposed to the rest of Indonesia which is Muslim).  Rangda, the witch with matted hair and large tusks, is one of two mythical beings ever-present in Bali, the other being the Barong, which resembles a lion with its long mane. The Rangda / Barong story is associated with several folklore tales, all associated with good and evil.

Material: painted wood, hair, cloth, mirrored glass, animal tusks

height: mask approx. = 25cm  / overall = 147cm

width: mask approx. 30cm

Depth: mask = approx. 33cm