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Home Decor - Masks - Balinese
Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the World

These Home Decor - Masks - Balinese are available from Novica who in association with National Geographic bring a whole range of handcrafted items from small scale crafts workshops, often run by a single craft worker in the developing world.

Prices correct at time of writing - subject to change

'Barong III,' mask (Indonesia)

The Barong mask is a critical part of the Barong dance, one of Bali's most important religious traditions. The Barong is a benevolent deity, and one of the most important in the Hindu Balinese pantheon. He often descends during religious ceremonies a more...

'Monkey II,' mask (Indonesia)

Courage and fearlessness are captured in this simian mask, inspired by the heroic warriors that helped Rama to free Sita. The Ramayana inspires Nyoman Subrata to hand-carve this mask from local suar wood, its ornate splendor imbued with myriad well-t more...

'Naga Basukih,' mask (Indonesia)

The imposing presence of Naga Basukih, the immortal gigantic dragon, inspires this mask by Nyoman Subrata. Menacing, symmetrical features strike a mood of terror, belying the protective nature of this creature. According to mythology, the Naga is the more...

Wood and copper mask, 'Royal Dancer' (Indonesia)

Gracious and graceful, this mask represents a member of the royal family. Golden color embellishes her serene features. Such pieces are typical of ancient Javanese dance drama. Carved by hand, this piece by Nenny Lukhita is finished with lacquer. It more...

Wood and copper mask, 'Royal Elder' (Indonesia)

An elderly man sports a long beard and imposing moustache. In ancient Javanese dance drama, the crown symbolized royalty. Carved by hand, this exceptional puppet mask by Nenny Lukhita is finished with lacquer. It stands on an iron rod on a mahogany b more...

Wood mask, 'Awaiting the Frog Prince' (Indonesia)

Lily pads and lotus buds caress the face of a mysterious princess. She seems to be awaiting the noble frog who will be transformed into a prince by the purity of her love. Nyoman Naranata carves this exquisite image by hand from hibiscus wood. This w more...

Wood mask, 'Barong II' (Indonesia)

The Barong mask is a critical part of the Barong dance, one of Bali's most important religious traditions. The Barong is a benevolent deity, and he is one of the most important members of the Hindu Balinese pantheon. He often descends during religiou more...

Wood mask, 'Big Nose' (Indonesia)

Nyoman Naranata carves the mask of an ordinary man whose salient characteristic is its rather long nose. This mask is intended to represent an ordinary fellow that brings comedic relief at the end of a dramatic performance. Carved by hand of hibiscus more...

Wood mask, 'Blossoming Woman' (Indonesia)

The natural beauty of Balinese women blossoms with surreal elegance in a mask from Eka. The mask is carved by hand from hibiscus wood, its clear grain enhancing the mask's mystical aura. more...

Wood mask, 'Buddha in Nature' (Indonesia)

As Buddha meditates, nature blossoms with serene beauty on the face of this mesmerizing mask by Gung Gus. Detailed with vivid artistry, the mask is carved by hand of seasoned crocodile wood. This inspired piece is delicately painted with acrylics. more...

Wood mask, 'Contemporary Man' (Indonesia)

Komang Sulaksana explores abstraction and modern artistry with this original mask. He masterfully carves it from albesia wood and paints it silver featuring a traditional headdress. The mask arrives on a wood stand. more...

Wood mask, 'Day and Night' (Indonesia)

A serene sun wraps ray-like tendrils around his beloved crescent moon. Secure in his solar embrace, she smiles blissfully. Nyoman Naranata expresses his creative vision in smooth Balinese hibiscus wood. The exquisite sculpture bears the artist's sign more...

Wood mask, 'Delighted Buddha' (Indonesia)

A contemplative Buddha takes on the face of nature in this mesmerizing mask by Gung Gus. Detailed with vivid artistry, the mask is carved by hand of seasoned crocodile wood. This inspiring piece is delicately painted with acrylics. more...

Wood mask, 'Dolphin Goddess' (Indonesia)

Serene and mysterious, this mask of a woman surrounded by dolphins is a graceful testimony of Balinese artistry. Nyoman Naranata hand-carves the piece with careful attention to detail, ensuring the grain of the hibiscus wood accents the facial featur more...

Wood mask, 'Face of Piety' (Indonesia)

Peacefulness, piety and a humble spirit are expressed in this mask by Made Tresna. He depicts a praying monk on this Balinese prayer figure. "Balinese people believe they will reach a peaceful eternity after life, but all their sins should be washed more...

Wood mask, 'Flower Spirit' (Indonesia)

Sleek and sensuous, this beautiful mask depicts a woman with a jepun or frangipani flower. Eka presents a hand-carved design of Balinese hibiscus wood. This wood varies widely in its tones and patterns, thus each mask is an absolutely unique work of more...

Wood mask, 'Forest Lady' (Indonesia)

The beautiful Bawang closes her eyes in meditation as her song of hope reaches the heavens and brings her riches. One of many of Bali's legendary characters, hers is a story of moral underpinnings as her destiny surprises her. Wayan Rendah hand-carve more...

Wood mask, 'Frangipani Summer' (Indonesia)

A frangipani flower crowns the face of a Balinese woman. Depicting her portrait in hibiscus wood, Eka presents this exquisite mask. Hibiscus wood varies widely in its tones and patterns, thus each mask is an absolutely unique work of art. more...

Wood mask, 'Frowning Man' (Indonesia)

Demonstrating his impressive skill, Nyoman Naranata carves this expressive, emotive mask. The visage is typically worn by the person representing the bondress character in a traditional Balinese dance-drama performance. The bondress represents the ev more...

Wood mask, 'Garuda with Egg' (Indonesia)

Garuda escapes the underworld with the elixir of life in his beak in this extraordinary mask by the talented Wayan Gandung. An admirer of Balinese tradition and folklore, Gandung carves the image from albesia wood, carefully detailing and adorning th more...

Wood mask, 'Garuda' (Indonesia)

Garuda is the eagle god who travels between heaven and earth. His image is very common in Balinese cremation ceremonies. Legend says that two gargantuan underworld serpents enslaved the Garuda. When he broke free, he flew directly to the heavens and more...

Wood mask, 'Give Me Love' (Indonesia)

Smiling sweetly, a beautiful woman dreams of the child she is expecting. He appears above her head as though springing from her thoughts. The smiling infant spreads his arms wide in an appeal for love - vital for babies everywhere. Working in hibiscu more...

Wood mask, 'Introspection' (Indonesia)

With eyes that look inward, a lovely lady contemplates the inner workings of her mind. This elegant Balinese mask is superbly carved by hand. From Eka, it showcases the unusual grain of natural hibiscus wood. This wood varies widely in its tones and more...

Wood mask, 'Joy and Sorrow' (Indonesia)

"Happiness and sadness are like twins who are very close. Once you are happy, you know that whatever made you happy is something that will also make you sad. So we just have to remember that all feelings are finally the same," says Wayan Rendah. To e more...

Wood mask, 'Judge of the Netherworld' (Indonesia)

This surly character, hand-carved by Nyoman Subrata, is a fearsome character. He is Yama, the high judge of the netherworld, in charge of meting out punishment to souls condemned to hell. Meticulously sculpted from suar wood, its superior craftsmansh more...

Wood mask, 'Ki Dukuh' (Indonesia)

In Balinese folklore, Ki Dukuh is an ancient man who lives deep in the jungle, accompanied only by his wife, children and the animals. Ketut Sarwa and Ketut Suarsana carve this piece from pule wood, the preferred material among Balinese mask makers f more...

Wood mask, 'Life's Ups and Downs' (Indonesia)

This elegant mask encloses two expressions as Eka explores the ups and downs of life. Carved by hand of hibiscus wood, the face can be displayed with a smile or with an expression of sorrow. Hibiscus wood varies widely in its tones and patterns, thus more...

Wood mask, 'Lombok Man II' (Indonesia)

The island of Lombok is renowned for its characteristic masks once decorated with seashell inlay. Balinese artisan Komang Sulaksana is inspired by these legendary masks and crafts an original version featuring an expressive face carved from albesia w more...

Wood mask, 'Morning Glory' (Indonesia)

A contemplative Buddha takes on the face of nature in this mesmerizing mask by Gung Gus. Detailed with vivid artistry, the mask is carved of seasoned crocodile wood and painted by hand. "I crafted this with love to share Buddha's peace," Gus confides more...

Wood mask, 'One-Eyed Clown' (Indonesia)

A furrowed forehead, droopy mouth and twisted lip characterize this comical mask by Nyoman Naranata. It portrays Bondres. The much-loved clown in Balinese dance-drama, Bondres usually appears at the end of the performance to add a touch of comedy. Th more...

Wood mask, 'Princess Dream' (Indonesia)

Closing her eyes, a beautiful woman drifts off to blissful dreams. Nyoman Naranata sculpts her serene features from Balinese hibiscus wood, enticing realistic contours from his richly-grained medium. Crowned by a floral headdress, she represents a yo more...

Wood mask, 'Queen of Cobras' (Indonesia)

A proud cobra crowns this beautiful woman, her portrait patiently coaxed from warm hibiscus wood. Smiling serenely, the elegant features represent a Balinese queen. This mask exemplifies the painstaking artistry of Nyoman Naranata. "The glory of lead more...

Wood mask, 'Radiant Trinity' (Indonesia)

Wayan Rendah explores the concept of Trimurti, the Hindu trinity, in an extraordinary mask. The three silhouettes represent Brahma, god of creation, Wisnu, god of life, and Siwa, god of destruction and reincarnation. By portraying the deities within more...

Wood mask, 'Rahwana, the Demon King' (Indonesia)

Splendid with its intricate details, this mask shows off the design skills of Oka Pastika. It portrays Rahwana from the millenary Ramayana epic. Rahwana is the demon king from Alengka kingdom. He kidnaps Rama's wife, Sita, wanting her to be his concu more...

Wood mask, 'Scream' (Indonesia)

Elongated lips exaggerate the expression of this unusual mask by Nyoman Naranata. The low forehead and rounded cheeks confer a childlike sense, but smooth contours defy age. Carved of hibiscus wood, this enigmatic work is representative of Balinese a more...

Wood mask, 'Sleeping Miss Fan' (Indonesia)

Made Tresna presents the face of serenity and inner peace in this extraordinary mask. From Tresna's Kipas ("Fan") series, the mask is accomplished with sublime detail; though asleep, the face is admiringly vivid. Her head is adorned with three tradit more...

Wood mask, 'Smiling Goddess' (Indonesia)

A crown of flowers graces her lovely locks as she smiles mysteriously. Serenely beautiful, the young goddess beckons with eyes and mouth. Wayan Rendah expertly sculpts this mask from Balinese hibiscus wood.Hibiscus wood exhibits colors ranging from w more...

Wood mask, 'Surreal Dolphin' (Indonesia)

Nyoman Naranata explores aesthetic surrealism with this mask of exquisite beauty. The shape of the mask suggests a woman's face, though the top of her head features a dolphin rejoicing in underwater freedom. Naranata masterfully carves the mask by ha more...

Wood mask, 'Surreal Nature' (Indonesia)

Nyoman Naranata transforms hibiscus wood into an ode to nature with the design of this mask. Naranata carves the mask by hand featuring a butterfly in a quest for the nearest flower. Respectful of the wood's natural grain, Naranata carves the mask wi more...

Wood mask, 'Three Dimensions' (Indonesia)

This extraordinary mask with three faces honors Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity. Made Tresna makes an expressive depiction of Brahma, god of creation; Wisnu, god of life; and Siwa, god of destruction and reincarnation. By portraying the deities within on more...

Wood theater mask, 'Big Mouth' (Indonesia)

Carved by hand by Nyoman Naranata, this comical mask is sure to entertain audiences. Since the hibiscus wood mask represents a regular person, it is referred to in Bali as bondres. These characters usually appear at the end of a danced drama performa more...



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