Creative Technology and the Transformation of Barongan Blora’s Mask Shapes
Muksin1, Dharsono2, Sri Hastanto3, Nuning Y. Damayanti4

Manuscript received on 16 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 11 July 2019 | Manuscript Published on 17 July 2019 | PP: 637-640 | Volume-8 Issue-1C2 May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A11050581C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Barongan mask is a communal folk art that is developed in Blora Regency and surrounding areas. Traditional barongan masks function as an integral part of rituals, namely tolak balak, murwakala, lamporan and arak-arakan. There is a time shift when barongan masks are used for stage and souvenir art purposes. As time shifts, changes in function affect the appearance of barongan masks and their production processes (creative technology). The objectives of this research are 1) to find out the function of the barongan mask as time shifts; 2) to see the transformation of the form of a barongan mask related to the appearance of its shapes and functions; and 3) to explain creative technology in the transformation of shapes of Blora’s masks. Using qualitative methods, the data collection includes observations that directly observe the development of Barongan Blora’s masks and interviews. The achievement is the development of Blora’s barongan mask shapes related to its functions and production processes. If the development of the form of barongan masks is related to the functions and production processes, it will be closely connected to economic issues. For this reason, creative technology is an effective effort, and it is also an effective way to get around creatively to support the development of barongan Blora’s masks as a traditional object that should be preserved.
Keywords: Barongan Masks, Functions, Production Processes (Creative Technology), and Effectiveness.
Scope of the Article: Aggregation, Integration, and Transformation