Q: How can I find out where this mask is from? It is large enough to cover most of the wearer’s face and is made of hand sewn of leather, fabric, sequins and gold thread.
I’ve tried searching photos of masks from asia, south america and africa but can’t find anything that seems similar. There are 3 others with the same coloring, shape and stress on eyes. Cheryl, 755
A: What a lovely piece, and a good example of Indian folk art at its best. I’m not sure from what state in India it comes, or what character in the Ramayana it represents. It may take some effort to find out because there is not much literature available to us. Hopefully one of our readers will offer a comment. A
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