By Judy Slattum,Hildred Geertz,Paul Schraub
Masked performances are an historical and quintessential a part of Balinese rituals and are even more than mere spectacles for audiences. The mask serve either as visible aids within the portrayal of Bali's courtly legends and as harnessers of invisible forces. As "members in their personal village communities," the mask are given an opportunity to "speak" and "move round" and be entertained by way of their human servants in parades and temple ceremonies. the nice number of Bali's mask, lots of them sacred and infrequently displayed, and the dance performances in which they seem, are good represented during this book.
The surprising element and craftsmanship of the mask, printed in Paul Schraub's lovely photos, including an educated textual content via Judy Slattum on their artistry, symbolism, spiritual importance, and manufacture, will take readers on a desirable visible, religious, and dramatic trip into the sacred rituals of Bali. A foreword via Hildred Geertz extra explains the importance of the mask and their function in Balinese village life.
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Balinese Masks: Spirits of an Ancient Drama by Judy Slattum,Hildred Geertz,Paul Schraub