Barong Ket mask
Made by Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan (b. 1969)
Mas, Bali, Indonesia
Wood, paint, hide, human hair, metal bells, 24K gold leaf, silver, glass beads
IFAF Collection, Museum of International Folk Art (FA.2011.44.1)
The Barong is a protective spirit. While his bulging eyes, fangs, and red face indicate that he is a demon, he is a symbol of good with the power to quell dark forces and bring balance to the world.
Usage: IFAF Collection, Museum of International Folk Art
Credit: Photo Kitty Leaken
Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.