Masks of the World


Traditional Sri Lankan mask

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Q:  Here is another mask I just acquired. Any ideas on where it is from.  Jim, 766

A:  It’s from the island nation of Sri Lanka, just off the southern tip of India. They still have a tradition of masquerade there that is alive and well. If you go to the Indian & Himalayas section of my website you can see and read about several of these character masks.  B

Categories:   India & Himalayas


  • Posted: April 17, 2015 01:22


    Thanks for letting me know it was from Sri Lanka. I had no idea. Maybe you can post that other strange mask to see if one of your readers may have an idea about it.
    • Posted: April 22, 2015 13:36

      Bob Ibold

      Sorry, Jim. Our policy is to post only one mask per person. Also, masks of low quality or uninteresting for some other reason, are usually answered-- but not posted.