Dewi Bawang, Decorative Mask by Mask Maker Ketut Sukerta.
Carved from Waru wood, Hibiscus Tiliaceaus, which is known for its beautiful grain and colouring. For this reason, the colours applied to the mask is kept only in chosen areas. This is to allow for the natural grain and colouring of the wood to shine through. The effect is striking. The natural colour of the wood becomes the natural colour of Dewi Bawang’s skin tone.
This mask is made at the same time as Putri Duyung and go nicely as a pair, however they are independent and work very well as a standalone piece on their own.
Dewi Bawang tells the story of a girl who suffered from childhood. She ventured into the forest and met with a Golden Bird from heaven that gave her redemption and brought good fortune and happiness into her life.
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