Tuesday, February 24, 2015

INDONESIA ~ Bali- Kecak dance ~

Great postcard showing a traditional dance....a wonderful display of Balinese culture... Thanks a lot Hime!!


Kecak is a form of Balinese dance and music drama that was developed in the 1930s in Bali, Indonesia. Since its creation, it has been performed primarily by men, with the very first women's kecak group starting in 2006.

Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece, performed by a circle of at least 150 performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting "cak" and moving their hands and arms, depicts a battle from the Ramayana. The monkey-like Vanara helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. Kecak has roots in sanghyang, a trance-inducing exorcism dance.


Stamps:
Greetings stamps - Flowers
(Issued 21-04-2001)
The 150 Anniversary of Red Cross International
(Issued 17-04-2013)



3 comments:

  1. What a cool card, and as you said, a wonderful display of Balinese culture.

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    1. Yes,I discovered so many interesting things about different cultures all thanks to my postcard collection!:)

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  2. Hey. I see you got a lot of postcard from around the world. I can send you another one from Indonesia. If you interested, you can check it here (it's on fiverr).

    Thanks.

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