Collectables - Vintage Animal Wooden Mask
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Collectables - Vintage Animal Wooden Mask

Product Code: nbdcoll_1702_08
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Handcrafted antique wooden animal mask

Dimensions : 16.5" x 7"

Used for street theatre in North Bengal.

Made in Uttar and Dakshin Dinajpur and Naxalbari in West Bengal, wooden masks were a vital part of tribal lifestyle. Masks and instrumental bases were used in ritual performances of a folk form called Gamira and other street theatre performances. Tribal priests would wear masks and perform various magical rituals. The masks have a rustic look as they are chiselled out of a soft timber wood known as Gamari wood.

The government of West Bengal in association with UNESCO is now reviving this tradition and trying to create a sustainable livelihood for the artisans.Natsy by Design supports this cause and offers these artisans a platform through which they can popularize this art form.

This mask is made of wood.

Disclaimer: Please note that some masks are very old and hence may be chipped in places. This is part of its character. The product is exactly the same as shown in the image.

 

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