Masks and mask systems of Sri Lanka

Masks and mask systems of Sri Lanka

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Animal Masks The animal masks are a special and important set of masks in the Kolam repertoire. ... The Bear mask [8], appropriately, takes on a fearful demonic aspect, with its black, furry face, boar-like jaw and long, hanging tongue. ... Sometimes the carver fixes two tiny balls into the eye-sockets, to make the eyes movable. ... The majority of the other animal masks, such as the Bull, the Fox, the Crocodile and the Sparrow, are either carved from wood or made out of animal hide.

Title:Masks and mask systems of Sri Lanka
Author:M. H. Goonatilleka
Publisher: - 1978


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