Origin: Made In Bhutan
Material: Papier Mache (papier-mâché)
Sustainability: Handmade, Handpainted
This exotic papier mache traditional Bhutanese mask has been handmade and handpainted in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Representing the wrathful protector deity, Mahakala, it features a ‘crown’ consisting of five skulls, a ‘third eye’ on the forehead, a large, open mouth with protruding teeth, as well as a beard.
These handpainted and richly decorated masks are often used during religious festivals or 'Tshechus', a colourful annual Buddhist festival. During the festival, masked dancers perform a traditional dance style - called 'Cham'. These masks symbolize saints and sages, protective deities and legendary personalities, and therefore often seen placed or painted outside houses in Bhutan to ward off evil spirits and negativity.
A unique and beautiful wall hanging to decorate those bare walls.