Wednesday, January 30, 2008

IF- Tales and Legend

A folklore about the eclipse from Indonesia, the details is from Bali, and the one that I know is from Java :). Peoples used to play 'kentongan'- a traditional alarm system made from bamboo, that can give a very loud sound, it was meant to scared the 'Kala' and make the moon free again..


Kala Rahu’s head, angry at the Sun and Moon for reporting the theft pursues them through the sky and swallows one or the other, since Kala Rahu has no body the sun or moon will reappear after passing his mouth.

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and I'm happy about the happy ending.. :)


7 comments:

sketched out said...

Oh wow! I really love this!! The colors, the movement, the expressions, and of course, your wonderful style! Also, really enjoyed the Balinese folklore about the eclipse. Fascinating.

Bobo Cat said...

In Chinese's version, people using steel pot or anything else that can make out loud noise to frighten away the cloud from swallow the full-moon.

Very interesting story and great illo.

enigma said...

hehe---keren gin--lucu banget ekspresi si Kalanya---jahat dan lucu! ^_^

sketched out said...

I am passing the "You Make My Day" award to you, because you do make my day. Come to my blog for details.

Thanks!

ms. froggie said...

beautiful, e! i just lovvvve how the hair looks like tendrils of fire...totally consuming them, and how you put them together as the eclipse, the sun and moon. great piece! :)

mike r baker said...

Beautiful! I have a painting of this scene I bought in Bali. :)

Michelle Henninger said...

Really exciting image! I love traditional folklore, and this image wonderfully captures the Indonesian tale of the eclipse. Beautiful piece!!