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Kebo Ketan: Happening art with an impact

  • Two artists Malati and Suprapto Suryodarmo pray before the ceremony of the Kebo Ketan slaughter in Sekarputih village, Widodaren, Ngawi, East Java, on Dec. 18, 2016. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    Two artists Malati and Suprapto Suryodarmo pray before the ceremony of the Kebo Ketan slaughter in Sekarputih village, Widodaren, Ngawi, East Java, on Dec. 18, 2016. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

  • A man climbs on top of the buffalo to unveil the white cloth covering the statue before the ceremony of the Kebo Ketan slaughter in Sekarputih village, Widodaren, Ngawi, East Java last month. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    A man climbs on top of the buffalo to unveil the white cloth covering the statue before the ceremony of the Kebo Ketan slaughter in Sekarputih village, Widodaren, Ngawi, East Java last month. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

  • Two men wearing “Dong” and “Krek” costumes perform the Dongkrek dance to chase evil spirits away in Sekarputih village, Widodaren, Ngawi, East Java during the Kebo Ketan festival. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    Two men wearing “Dong” and “Krek” costumes perform the Dongkrek dance to chase evil spirits away in Sekarputih village, Widodaren, Ngawi, East Java during the Kebo Ketan festival. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

  • Two children perform a dance during the parade of Kebo Ketan in Sekarputih village, Widodaren, Ngawi, East Java. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Two children perform a dance during the parade of Kebo Ketan in Sekarputih village, Widodaren, Ngawi, East Java. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A religious leader throws some rose petals and burns incense to open the parade of the Kebo Ketan in Sekarputih village, Widodaren, Ngawi, East Java. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A religious leader throws some rose petals and burns incense to open the parade of the Kebo Ketan in Sekarputih village, Widodaren, Ngawi, East Java. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A Reog Abang dancer from Jatisrono, Wonogiri, Central Java, performs during the ceremony of the Kebo Ketan slaughter in Ngawi, East Java. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A Reog Abang dancer from Jatisrono, Wonogiri, Central Java, performs during the ceremony of the Kebo Ketan slaughter in Ngawi, East Java. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • People parade the statue of Kebo Ketan around Sekarputih village last month. Kebo Ketan was 2.5 meters high, 4.5 meters long and made from sticky rice. Additionally, the plastic head was made by renowned artist Heri Dono. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    People parade the statue of Kebo Ketan around Sekarputih village last month. Kebo Ketan was 2.5 meters high, 4.5 meters long and made from sticky rice. Additionally, the plastic head was made by renowned artist Heri Dono. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Two Tayub dancers perform during the Kebo Ketan parade in Sekarputih village, Widodaren, Ngawi, East Java. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    Two Tayub dancers perform during the Kebo Ketan parade in Sekarputih village, Widodaren, Ngawi, East Java. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

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