Masks of the World


Mukaha mask from NE India

This mask was made by an average person to save money, or make a little extra. Despite its crudeness, I like it a lot. I’m also happy to see, for the first time, a mask from Majuli, Assam. Even though masquerade is quite important in the world’s second largest country, I don’t get to see the masks or costumes very often. Nor do I know of any good book about them. If you know of such a book, please share the title and author’s name with us. Indian masks used by professional dancers can be fabulous. From, Aug 19, 2016.

Categories:   India & Himalayas


  • Posted: December 8, 2017 04:30


    I know of no books specifically on Indian masked dances. However, there is a National Geographic Web site with some information:
  • Posted: December 11, 2017 04:29


    Anyone know the symbolism behind the flower on the ear? My "Himalayan demon mask" that was posted some few dozen posts ago.. had the same on its ears.... I am not sure of the type of flower or the symbolism there... would love an education there... anyone?
  • Posted: December 14, 2017 23:07


    Nate: Similar designs also seen on old Sri Lankan masks:

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