Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Topeng Cirebon



This is a pair of Topeng Cirebon (Cirebonese Masks).

Topeng Cirebon is the masks and the name of a traditional dance (called Tari Topeng Cirebon) from the West Javanese area of Cirebon of which these masks are the essential attire.

At this time, I do not yet have the photos and videos of the dance. I'll post them when I do.

5 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i have enjoyed the photos and the tapirs were good. I have seen a real life tapir in the wild once in Iquitos, peru. I also loved your dragon shot for Lunar New Year. I look forward to seeing more of your photos.

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful masks. Masks are very interesting piece of culture. Why is the other one with chinky eyes?

Carrie Hayes said...

The details on these masks are wonderful! Hope things are going good for you Eki, Have a great evening!

ramblingwoods.com said...

The workmanship on the masks is great. What are they made of? I can go look it up too..they are beautiful though..

sTaR's ZoNe said...

As i know, it's not easy to dance it. We have to bite the mask while we dance. Hmmm...
Nice mask ^^