India & Himalayas

Colorful Mahakala from the Himalayas

aaaMystrySolvd-987Q:  I was wondering if you can provide me with any information on this mask that I purchased in a collection of four masks. Like the others this one is marked on the underside.  Russel, 987

A:  This mask is very decorative, even if it isn’t well made.  It is a traditional Mahakala from the Himalayan region, where it is quite common in Buddhist performances and for sale to tourists. You can find these easily and they are often quite cheap.   C

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