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Indonesia Handicraft @IdHandicraft
A mask has to be one of the oldest forms of expression ever invented by human civilization. #Indonesia #Handicraft
Indonesia Handicraft @IdHandicraft
In most of the world, a mask plays an important role in many facets of life that keep the magical values and sacred. #Indonesia #Handicraft
Indonesia Handicraft @IdHandicraft
Some mask plays a critical role as special symbols in various ceremonies and Glorious cultural activities. #Indonesia #Handicraft
Indonesia Handicraft @IdHandicraft
While modern society today puts a mask as a form of high-end art. #Indonesia #Handicraft
Indonesia Handicraft @IdHandicraft
The mystery that is stored on the faces of the mask is still able to exude a magical power that is difficult to explain. #Handicraft
Indonesia Handicraft @IdHandicraft
#Indonesia stands from different culture, from the east to the west. Therefore, they have many kind of ethnic masks. #Handicraft
Indonesia Handicraft @IdHandicraft
Ethnic mask, made by the native tribe which is influenced by other cultures. #Indonesia #Handicraft
Indonesia Handicraft @IdHandicraft
Ethnic masks are generally made of wood combined with bones, feathers, leather and other materials. #Indonesia #Handicraft
Indonesia Handicraft @IdHandicraft
Ethnic mask intended for ceremonial purposes relating to the spirit or describing the supernatural creatures. #Indonesia #Handicraft
Indonesia Handicraft @IdHandicraft
Nowadays, not all ethnic communities in #Indonesia still have this kind of mask... #Handicraft
Indonesia Handicraft @IdHandicraft
... because there were many cultural shift in some tribes, that’s why this kind of mask were extinct. #Indonesia #Handicraft
Indonesia Handicraft @IdHandicraft
But some of them are still well known in Batak, Dayak, Sepik (East Irian) and others even though it’s role was about to change. #Handicraft
Indonesia Handicraft @IdHandicraft
Initially intended as critical part of a sacred ceremony and now turned into a show art for tourists. #Indonesia #Handicraft
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