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.

Melanie Van Olffen
© Australian Museum


Australian Museum Collection

Collected in 1977

Provenance: Sukawati , Bali Indonesia

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