March 16, 2009

Ida Datu

This is one of the masks used in the mask performance, and the name of this mask is Ida Datu. The mask performance is a type of old folk theater develops among the rural sasaks people in lombok.

6 comments:

brattcat said...

This is a striking photograph, Nanak. Can you explain a little about Ida Datu?

Jacob said...

That reminds me of an American movie star...ah, shoot, can't think of his name.

Maybe it was my uncle?

Very cute. What is an Ida Datu mask?

one buddhess said...

Jacob, What I know about Datu is they were the chieftains of some kinship. And Ida is an ethnic group in Borneo. So, put together this was an Ida-an Datu's mask. I think.

Jacob said...

Thanks for the info...I still can't recall the name of the actor this mask reminds me of...but if I think of it, I'll let you know.

Nancy said...

Scary!

JM said...

Fantastic mask! Very different from what I've seen.