Mask Topeng Batik Panj Wall Decor (dark earth tones)
Wall-hanging masks are wonderful accent pieces that add character, style, and culture to any wall or room. This magnificent mask is made of hand-carved wood with intricately hand dye-painted Batik motif colored in soft darker earth tones. The detail and creativity combine realistic facial imagery with dynamic patterns and designs to form a beautiful work of art representative of the ancient Indonesian dance that began in the 12th century.
Topeng, which is Indonesian for "mask," is part of a dramatic dance, and the masks are just the start. Lavish costumes and ornate jewelry are worn while relating cultural tales full of myths, heroes, and real-life kings and noblemen. Today, the masks are used as decorative wall hangings and other room accessories.
Enhance Any Room with This Wayang Topeng Mask
The Batik process for the Wayang Topeng mask creates a velvety cloth-like texture over the entire surface of the mask. This Wayang Topeng mask will enhance any living room decor, bedroom decor, kitchen decor, hallway. decor or office décor, either as a stand-alone piece or as part of a collection of masks or other Indonesian or Asian art collection.
Batik relates to the artwork and the ancient Indonesian Javanese philosophies of life and the artwork used in textiles and artisan wood carving.
Wayang Topeng Mask Represents Indonesian Legend
According to legend, Panji was a prince in East Java Indonesia whose life became the basis for many Javanese stories. Panji tales have been the inspiration of traditional Indonesian dances, including Topeng (mask) dance.
Panji tales originating in East Java Indonesia have become a fundamental source for literature and drama throughout Southeast Asia.
H 11.8" W 8.2" D 4.6" (H 30 cm W 21 cm D 12 cm)
(Please note: each of these items is hand made, and therefore unique. Small
imperfections and differences are normal in items, which are not mass-produced or machine made. Each mask is unique and will have different art patterns)