BARONG KETKET, WHO REPRESENTS THE MONSTROUS FORM OF KALA RUDRA TAKEN BY SHIVA TO MEET WITH DURGA ON EARTH. PULE WOOD, WITH ARTICULATED JAWS, A BEARD OF HUMAN HAIR, AND A GILT LEATHER CROWN INSET WITH MIRRORS. OLD MASK WITH FINE PATINA, MAKER UNKNOWN. PHOTO: LUCY JOYCE – TAASA Review March 2011
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This article was originally found in the March 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 1, Page 7).
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The variety of masks is astonishing: beautiful queens, handsome princes, gentle old men and dignified kings.
There are bizarrely deformed faces with hair lips, buck teeth, swollen eyes and misshapen heads; these are clowns and their variations seem as unlimited as the imaginations of the artists who created them.
There are animals: monkeys, dogs, goats, horses, and a plethora of ghosts, spooks and demons...