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java mask betel

Teak Mask with Pigments
North Coast East Java
Early 20th C
10" X 7" X 4'
459 grams

The island of Java has always had a vibrant tradition of masked theatre. The fool or jester is usually the character who delivers the moral of the story while providing comic relief.
The black "button in the mouth represents a wad of tobacco and the red "bleed" is betel nut juice.


Theatre Mask with Dutch VOC detail
7.5" X 6.25" X 5"
165 grams


Barong 2

Full "Barong" Mask
North Coast East Java
Late 19th C
Teak, pigments, goat hair trim
17" X 9" X 9"

The mask shows both traditional animistic and strong Chinese design elements. This style of mask requires two people to "dance". The front end is controlled by one person and a long cloth is attached to the hairline covering the second person who brings the body and buttocks to life

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