Information on Asian Masks There are Indian mask dances depicting animals such as the cow mask from Ramreela, a practice that has survived since prehistoric times. There are also lion masks in Purulia and jackal masks in Gambhira of West Bengal and Eastern India. References.
Indian or Native American masks were made for ceremonies, decoration, war rituals, shaman rituals, rituals initiating young man into the tribe, in healing rituals, in entertainment, given as gifts and spiritual rituals. Native Americans believed that the person wearing a .
Masks: Reflections of Culture and Religion - Masks depict the alternative self of man and help in projections of cultural, religious and spiritual thinking. This article traces the Indian mask from its origin (Mohenjodaro) to the famous mask dances of Chhau and the popular festivals of Ramleela and various Buddhist dances and festivals including the Chham dance.Author: Madhuri Guin.
A mask is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance, or entertainment.Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes, as well as in the performing arts and for entertainment. They are usually worn on the face, although they may also be positioned for effect elsewhere on the wearer's body.