The developing of Art Mask dan Malang mask dance along with the development itself. Because masks are made in order to meet the needs in the art Characters dance puppet and maskmalangan. According to some poor Mask craftsmen, there are some special figures in Malangmask-making art with certain figures such as Panji figures, Figure Patih, Figure Bapang. But with a little imaginative they can also dig characters poor history for the”Topengkan”. People such as Ken Arok, Ken Ndedes, and other characters.
Actually Mask Dance nearly extinct when the colonial period, where only high officials orthe Dutch Colonial government who understand the Mask Dance.
But there is a dutch waitress named Panji Reni assigned to wash the mask, he theninterested in studying dance.
Finally, he tried to make a mask in Polowijen, Blimbing and the results are verysatisfactory. Later, the father of Pak Karimun (Ki Man) also studied dance and maskmaking masks in Kedung Monggo, Pakisaji district, Malang.