Sri Lankan Naga Raksha Mask
This carving represents another of 120 Sri Lankan traditional mask designs. These traditional masks are carved from light Balsa which is smoke dried for a week. This versions is the Naga Raksha (Cobra demon) mask of the ‘Raksha Kolama’ (demon dance), one of three main categories. It has a ferocious face with bulging, popping & staring eyes, a carnivorous tongue lolling out of a wide mouth armed to the hilt with set of fanged teeth, all topped by a set of cobra hoods.
The making of these masks is a dying art. Now you have the perfect opportunity to purchase a truly unique item to display in your home, providing a combination of modern craftmanship and ancient artistry transformed into a magnificent piece of Wall art.
- light weight
- Hand carved,
- hand painted
- one of a kind
- Size 48 x 47 x 18 cm
Traditional – fairly traded – ethically sourced – hand crafted.
Any variations or imperfections are the results of the hand carving and painting process, these ensure your purchase is unique.