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Repairing Sacred Balinese Masks

Repairing Sacred Balinese Masks


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Subject ArtsVisual Arts
Grade Level Grades K-2, Grades 6-12

About This Lesson

Barong masks are often sold as souvenirs, but true ritual Barong are created using a particular type of wood with special ceremonies marking key points in the process. In this video, scholar I Wayan Dibia is at the home of mask carver I Wayan Tanguhh and describes the process of repairing a Barong mask. The Barong is a protective deity that can take on a variety of animal forms--lions, tigers, and boars are some of the more common images--and each one is addressed using a respectful title such as Great God or Great Lord.


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