Holla everyone! With me again, yeah Mega. Today shoot i'm going to introduce you to the one of LOT of Indonesian culture. I have a plan to introducing more than this, perhaps later. Now, i'm going to tell you about Topeng.
Topeng (Indonesian for "mask") is a dramatic form of Indonesian dance in which one or more mask-wearing, ornately-costumed performers interpret traditional narratives concerning fabled kings, heroes and myths, accompanied by gamelan music. The form arose in the 15th century in Bali and Javawhere it remains prevalent, but it is also found in other Indonesian islands - such as Madura (near East Java). The well-developed topeng technique is now studied in universities of Europe and America.Indonesian masked dance predates Hindu-Buddhist influences. Native Indonesian tribes still perform traditional masked-dances to represent nature, as the Hudoq dance of the Dayak people of Kalimantan- or to represent ancestor spirits. With the arrival of Hinduism in the archipelago, theRamayana and Mahabharata epics began to be performed in masked-dance. - Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topeng
Well, i've done a photoshoot and the mask as the theme. It's really awesome to introduce Indonesian culture via photographs. And i'm really proud to wearing a unique mask original from my own country... Indonesia :)
Model : Mega Gumelar
Photographer : Mega Gumelar
I'm wearing : OLD Denim Jacket (It's so old btw, i've been use it when i was 3rd grade in the middle school xD And i was wondering if that jacket still can be use :"), Printed Tanktop (It has a pattern like a zebra, but it is not), Owl Necklace, Mini Skirt (This skirt is old too, i've been use it when i was 4rt grade :), Apple Grey Stocking, and 'Gats Cruise' brown boots.
Properties : A mask original from 'Yogyakarta' :)
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