Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Indonesia: Barong

On 10th March I got five postcards: two from Indonesia, one from Japan, my first card from Burundi and one from Belarus.

One of the cards from Indonesia shows a Barong Mask. Barong is a character in the mythology of Bali. He is the king of the good spirits and the nemesis of Rangda. He is featured in the Barong Dance.

EDIT:
The Three genres of traditional dance in Bali, including the Barong Dance, are since 2015 an Intangible Heritage of the UNESCO.


Stamps:
Year of the Tiger (two from set of three) (issued 06-02-2010)
Bridges (from set of two) (issued 2014)


Thank You very much Shinta!

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