Material : Paper Mache
Dimension : Length 16 Inch and Width 14 Inch
Chhau masks were made for the practice of Chhau dance from clay and Paper Mache. These masks are worn by performers to represent the the specific characters from mythological stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata- triumph of good over evil. Chhau dance is a vibrant, colorful and vigorous form of dance drama emerging from martial practice. Masks are also used as dÃ©cor items in the house as wall dÃ©cor. Chhau dance was inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010. The Chhau mask artists of Charida village of Purulia formed a collective named Chhau Mukhos Silpi Sutradhar Samity. This society has a committee of 20 members. Comes with a wire to be hung on the wall. The second image shown is just for the reference.
Country of Origin - India
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India is a land of varied cultures and the 200 million artisans that are part of our strong cultural inheritance and micro-economies. COVID19 has not only devastated health but has caused havoc amongst the artisans leaving them to struggle with no livelihood and sustenance. The culture masks were borne from the conceptual idea to create a deeply interconnected product under the current that is not only necessary but culturally relevant. A mask is a necessity and in this case a strong story of a region, its culture, and its people. The journey of the Kala Chaupal Trust has always been from ... Read More