Ambalangoda Mask

Ambalangoda Mask

£30.00

1 in stock

This carving represents one of 120 Sri Lankan traditional mask designs. This traditional mask is carved from light Balsa  which is smoke dried for a week.  These Masks are used in the dance rituals of ‘Kolam’ – Mocking stories of traditional Sri Lankan colonial life, ‘Sanni’ – in exorcisms to heal illnesses and ‘Raksha’ – Masks for festivals and processions.

The making of these  masks is a dying art. Here you have the perfect opportunity to purchase a truly unique item to display in your home as a Wall hanging. A combination of modern craftmanship and ancient Wall art.

  • light weight
  • Hand carved,
  • hand painted
  • one of a kind
  • Size 31 x 43 x 11 cm

Traditional – fairly traded – ethically sourced – hand crafted.

Any variations or imperfections are the results of the hand carving and painting process, ensuring your purchase is unique.

 

 

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