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Kathakali Chhau Mask

Rs. 1,611.00

Kathakali Chhau Mask

Size: Length 9 Inch and Width 7 Inch

Material : Paper Mache

Chau masks were made for the practice of Chau 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. Chau dance is a vibrant, colourful and vigorous form of dance drama emerging from martial practice. Masks are also used as décor items in the house as wall décor.

Chau dance was inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010.

The Chau mask artists of Charida village of Purulia formed a collective named Chhau Mukhos Silpi Sutradhar Samity. This society has a committee of 20 members.