1960s era Indian (India), culturally used folk-art wooden Mask. Extra Large and Heavy (8+lbs). Indian continues to be the least documented mask-cultures for some reason which is a shame. The Island of Sri Lanka sits right below S. The influences are clear here.
Its also deeply carved, and over-sized as many masks from Sri Lanka typically are. Bright Indian yellow and dark green. The eye-cut-outs further reinforce any suspicions of this piece's cultural accuracy.
Bright, beautiful, and cosmetically stunning. Some of the original twine seemingly remains. A strong galvanized wire has been attached years ago. Some obvious signs of previous powder post beetles. This mask has gone through 3 days of -15 Fahrenheit weather here in Maine since as a precaution.
The Ramlila dance was added to UNESCO's Intangible cultural assets list in 2008. H 17.5" (44.5cm) x W 13"(33cm) x D 9(23cm). Many of my other masks from my collection are for sale: Check out my.
The item "RARE Extra-Large Vintage/Mid-Centurty Hindu Ramlila Dance Ramnagar India Mask" is in sale since Tuesday, November 12, 2013. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures".The seller is "maskmonger" and is located in Freeport, Maine. This item can be shipped worldwide.