Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Indonesia's festival masks

Malangan Mask - East Java, Indonesia
23 Apr 2014 | From Irene of Indonesia

Mask, or topeng, is not only for decorations but is a part of the Indonesian culture, fine arts, and traditional performances.

Malang masks are unique and colorful. They are different from any other mask art found in Java. 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.

Indonesia is rich in traditional dances. What separates the mask dance from others is that all the dancers representing some characters wear masks.

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