Makara Gallery

Himalayan arts - Asian arts

Theatre mask

Maharashtra, Central India.
Wood, polychromy.
19th century.

26 cm / 10,2 in
In # 3220
This mask was used in theatrical performances,
probably for the Khele theater which is a popular tradition in the Konkan region of Maharashtra.
Stories from the Ramayana, Mahabharata, traditional regional stories and extracts from the Puranas were performed.