East Asia

Thai decorative mask

SE Asia
SE Asia

Q:  Can you tell me something about this mask? Its 25 cm high and light. And made of wood.  Brian, 822

A:  Here is another example of a mask that would never be used in the culture. It is meant to be a decor item that can be sold to tourists or exported. This may be attractive to some, and tourist masks like this can be fine for decoration. But real masks– the ones that are actually worn in native cultures– are often better looking and always more interesting.  C

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