In Indonesia, rain masters are often hired by organisers of outdoor events for their perceived ability to prevent rainfall from ruining the day. Photo: Agoes Rudianto In Indonesia, rain masters are often hired by organisers of outdoor events for their perceived ability to prevent rainfall from ruining the day. Photo: Agoes Rudianto
In Indonesia, rain masters are often hired by organisers of outdoor events for their perceived ability to prevent rainfall from ruining the day. Photo: Agoes Rudianto

Weather men: how Indonesia’s rain masters keep the skies clear for weddings, festivals and other events

  • In Indonesia, organisers of outdoor events often hire a rain master, known as pawang hujan, to ensure the skies are blue
  • The rain masters, who recite incantations and perform rituals, are mostly employed during the rainy season

Topic |   Weddings
In Indonesia, rain masters are often hired by organisers of outdoor events for their perceived ability to prevent rainfall from ruining the day. Photo: Agoes Rudianto In Indonesia, rain masters are often hired by organisers of outdoor events for their perceived ability to prevent rainfall from ruining the day. Photo: Agoes Rudianto
In Indonesia, rain masters are often hired by organisers of outdoor events for their perceived ability to prevent rainfall from ruining the day. Photo: Agoes Rudianto
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