West Java Mask Maker, Uphold the traditions

January 16, 2019
contest: CHANGE in Wood Culture - Heritage
$ 4800
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Rizal Ahad Male
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Amid the temptations of modern gadgets in their lives today, a number of youth in Indramayu, West Java, are ensuring that one of their cultural heritages does not disappear. The group is continuing the ancient craft of wooden mask making.

In their hands, pieces of wood from a tree locally called jaran, become beautiful classic face masks that are still used in the local dance tradition.

These young people have their learning in Gadingan village, in the Sliyeg subdistrict of Indramayu, which was established with the help of the now defunct golek cepak wooden puppet player and mask carver Royani

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Dobon Taukey   Outstanding capture
January 28, 2019 12:00:23 AM UTC
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