Large Barong Macan (Tiger) mask - Bali - Indonesia

Large Barong Macan (Tiger) mask - Bali - Indonesia
Mid 20th century - in good condition

The Barong macan (Tiger) is used in various temple dances, including Calon Arang, Arja and at cleaning ceremonies of the village.

The mask has two handles at the rear bottom and is cut from light tropical wood. It has an impressive appearance and was used in Hindu ceremonies in Bali.
The Barong dancer kept the mask with the handles in front of his face and moved the jaws of the mask up and down, this made a loud noise, during this magical dance.
The two ears are loose and can be pushed in small slits on the sides, also the tongue can move.
Condition: good condition with signs of use/old age. Front tooth is slightly torn. See images for own impression.

Meausurements: High 35 x Wide 58 x Deep 41 cm
Weight: 3100 grams

The mask can be picked-up at the Asian and African Art Gallery in Vessem.
When shipped the mask will be sent carefully packed and registered.

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