Gomira dance mask

North Dinajpur district,
West Bengal.
Wood, paint, nails.
XIXth century
60 cm
Price on request
In # 3120
The dances of Gomira have propitiatory vocation
and mix forms of animism with Hinduism and Shaktism, in order to obtain well-being, repel bad forces and ensure good harvests.
This tradition of Gomira dances calls upon different characters. This mask embodies one of the village deities Samshan Kali or Masan Kali, both derived from the famous Indian goddess Kali.