This mask is a reproduction of Nepal traditional Hindu masks. Used during the monastic dances to honor Hinduism by commemorating the heroic feats of the masters, demons and deities. This mask symbolizes the overcoming of obstacles in the path of enlightenment. The exact significance of the mask depends on that of the dance.
Masks like this are reproduced from the originals by craftsmen of the area. Often they add a touch of their own interpretation of the mask while carving it. Masks like this are not used in any ritual or festive, but are sold to merchants and tourists in the markets by the locals to earn some money to supplement their survival needs.
Height : 11″ (27.9cm)