Photographer's Note

The mask of Malang (topeng Malang) has special characteristics, such of randu wood (capok tree), rather dark in colour, with a carving on the forehead which is specially bulging, fashioned with a square chin and high cheek- bones. Some mask needs some ritual to make the carving mask has a magic power.

Decoratively, Malang masks are unique. They are different from any other mask art found in Java. There are five typical colurs used to deco rate the masks. The red colour symbolizes courage, the black colour symbolizes determined ambitions, the yellow colour symbolizes wisdom, the white colour indicates purified character and the green colour indicates peace.

The carving mask usually made to be used in an opera or "wayang topeng".

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  • Copyright: Diah Prabowo (Dhecywezy) (8)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-11-08
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/8 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-04-15 8:17
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