Galerie Makara
Arts d’Himalaya – Arts d’Asie

Theatre mask

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

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.