Image: Barong mask

Barong mask

The Barong is a mythical dragon or spirit well-disposed towards humans, who offers them protection from the evils of dead souls and their witchy cohort Rangda. The full Barong costume is worn by 2 men as part of public Barong performances.
 

Photographer:
Melanie Van Olffen
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

Australian Museum Collection

Collected in 1977

Provenance: Sukawati , Bali Indonesia
 

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