Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cool Stuff - Painted Shoes

Found some cool stuff to show you.. Wish to find more interesting stuffs like these another day..

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy 19th Birthday Nick Hissom

10 days ago Nick Hissom has his 19th birthday, and I made some e-card for him. Maybe it's a little bit too late to post this, but it would be very late not to post it. I'd love to say once more.. Happy Birthday to Nick Hissom..

Friday, July 1, 2011

Topeng Malangan - Malangese Mask

Topeng Malang (Malang Mask) is one of the cultural heritage of Malang city. Mask in Javanese culture known as a medium to call the ancestor's spirit, and also a property for dance arts. On the history record, the use of mask as art property has begun at 760, at the time of Gajayana Kingdom. This art appeared since Mpu Sindok's era. The first mask was made of gold, known as Puspo Sariro (Flower from the deepest heart). This mask used as symbol for ancestor's spirit worship by the king of Gajayana to his father, Dewa Sima.   

The arts of Topeng Malang very popular around 1930, under protection from Malang regent at that time, R.A.A. Soerioadiningrat. Because of political reason at around 1965, Topeng Malang lost its existence and only left in a region of Kedungmonggo village, in Pakisaji subregion of Malang. Here some of Topeng Malang that still exist now.