What is the Barong mask made out of?
People also ask, what is a Barong mask?
Barong, masked figure, usually representing an unidentified creature called keket, who appears at times of celebration in Bali, Indonesia. For the Balinese, Barong is the symbol of health and good fortune, in opposition to the witch, Rangda (also known as Calonarang).
Also Know, what do Balinese masks represent? The wearing of a traditional Balinese mask is a sacred task, and the dancers and performers usually undertake blessings and purification rituals before they begin. Once ready, they then represent divine messengers who bring words from God(s) or ancestors past to the present day.
People also ask, what are Balinese masks made from?
Sacred masks must be made from crocodile wood (pule), a tree that grows in cemeteries, the domain of the goddess Rangda. The whole tree isn't cut down. When the pule tree produces a knot, the maskmaker asks the spirit of the tree to be allowed to take the knot for a mask.
What is Barong Dance Bali?
Barong is a story telling dance, narrating the fight between good and evil. Barong is a character in the mythology of Bali. He is the king of the good spirits and enemy of Rangda. In Bali each region of the island has its own protective spirit for its forests and lands.