Hand carved natural satin wood Balinese Janger Lady dance mask. This exquisitely hand-carved mask depicts a female Janger dancer. Unlike most traditional Balinese dances, the Janger allows both men and women to dance together. During the dance, twelve men move aggressively while twelve women sing and sway from side to side. Crocodile or Satin Wood [Zanthoxylum rhetsa] as is it called because of the nubby outer bark that resembles a crocodile skin relatively hard wood. Inside reveals a creamy white colored wood when it is waxed and polished it has a very smooth finish. Balinese artist will often use this wood for carvings that are more detailed and higher in quality. Made in Indonesia.
Measurements: 10"H x 9"W x 3.5"D. In fair condition with couple of cracks, one repaired.
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