The white magic of sacred masks

As well as the “classical” masks worn in ritual dances, two Balinese masks are marked out for being exposed in the temple and carried in procession around the village.


Ethnic map of Borneo


The lotus flower in Dayak art

The lotus flower decorating the Dayak ceremonial artworks originates from Hindu influences that came into the Island many centuries ago. The first evidence of Hindu in Borneo is provided from Sanskrit inscriptions dating back to the 4th - 5th Century a.D.