Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rod Puppets from Indonesia

The wooden Rod Puppets are carved, painted and clothed in printed fabric with real jewellery... but what about their faces? Why are they so creepy?

During those ancient times, they used to represent kings and important people of the civilization. But were they seeing Beauty on these horrible faces? Perhaps, their concept of beauty was totally different from the one that we currently have.

"Ohhh God I don't want to look at their faces anymore, they could trigger nightmares".

These pictures were taken at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco