India & Himalayas

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. http://www.masksoftheworld.com/masks/himalayas/  B

2 Comments

  • jim

    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.

    • 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.

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