RANGDA, WHO DEPICTS THE TERRIBLE FORM OF DURGA THAT UMA TAKES WHEN SHE IS CURSED BY SHIVA. PULE WOOD, HORSE HAIR WIG, PIGS’ TUSKS, AND GILT LEATHER PIECES INLAID WITH MIRRORS. 1990S. MAKER: IDA BAGUS SUTRAJA OF MAS. PHOTO: LUCY JOYCE – TAASA Review March 2011
and are stored in his house or house temple.
Topeng pajegan is today regularly performed at temple festivals and at important domestic rituals such as cremation for the dead. In contrast, the barong and rangda masks (and their costumes) are the property of a temple, or temple congregation and are stored in the temple with the other sacra.
Of several kinds of barong masks, the tiger barong, the pig barong and a strange mythological beast, the barong ketket, are the most notable...