India & Himalayas

7 masks from the Kuchipudi theater in India

Q:  We found these seven masks near the city of Barcelona and the price we paid was about € 2700. We were told they belonged to a collector and were worth much more.   Laia,  1263

A:  I like these masks very much so I decided to share the group photo with our viewers. However I have little access to material on Indian masks. I’m going to guess they represent some of the many Hindu gods that are characters in the Kuchipudi  theater.  They would be from the state of Andhra Pradesh. It sure would be nice to know if I’m correct.


  • Bob Ibold

    Thank you for correcting my error. Can you please recommend a book on the subject of Indian masks. I have not been able to find one. The Mask Man

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