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andlt;bandgt;The unique and stunning masks used in Balinese rituals are explored in great detail in andlt;iandgt;Balinese Masksandlt;/iandgt;.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Masked performances are an ancient and integral part of Balinese rituals and are much more than mere spectacles for audiences. The masks serve both as visual aids in the portrayal of Bali's courtly legends and as harnessers of invisible forces. As "members of their own village communities," the masks are given a chance to "speak" and "move around" and be entertained by their human servants in parades and temple ceremonies. The great variety of Bali's masks, many of them sacred and rarely displayed, and the dance performances within which they appear, are well represented in this book.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The spectacular detail and craftsmanship of the masks, revealed in Paul Schraub's stunning photographs, together with an informed text by Judy Slattum on their artistry, symbolism, religious significance, and manufacture, will take readers on a fascinating visual, spiritual, and dramatic journey into the sacred rituals of Bali. A foreword by Hildred Geertz further explains the significance of the masks and their role in Balinese village life.

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Recognized worldwide for its excellance and craftsmanship

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Masked performances are an ancient and integral part of Balinese rituals. A great variety of Bali's masks, many of them sacred and rarely displayed, are represented in this book. The spectacular detail and craftsmanship of the masks, their artistry, symbolism, religious significance, and manufacture, will take readers on a fascinating journey into the sacred rituals of Bali.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Judy Slattumandlt;/bandgt; is an educator who writes frequently on Bali and conducts cultural tours of the island with her husband, I Made Surya, a Balinese mask dancer. She was curator of the "Balinese Traditional Masks" exhibition at the 1991 Festival of Indonesia in the US and of the touring national exhibition. She lives in Northern California.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Paul Schraubandlt;/bandgt; is a photographer specializing in art glass and tabletop photography, in addition to fashion and portraits. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Hildred Geertzandlt;/bandgt;, Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University, is the author of andlt;iandgt;The Javanese Family, Kinship in Baliandlt;/iandgt; (with Clifford Geertz), and other books and articles on Bali.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Living Masks of Bali

The Art of Mask Carving

Topeng

Wayang Wong

Barong

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804841849
Author:
Slattum, Judy
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Schraub, Paul
Author:
Geertz, Hildred
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Bali; Balinese masks; Balinese mask manufacture; Balinese tradition; sacred Balinese ritual
Subject:
Bali ; Balinese masks ; Balinese mask manufacture
Subject:
Bali; Balinese masks; Balinese mask manufacture; bali art; balinese art
Subject:
bali religion; balinese religion; bali dance; balinese dance; balinese culture
Subject:
bali culture; culture of bali; balinese ceremony; balinese ceremony
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
over 90 color photographs
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.00 x 9.50 in

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