Durga Maa Handmade Chhau Mask – DPCM 12259

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Handmade Chhau mask is made for the practice of Chhau dance from clay and Paper Mache. These masks are worn by performers to represent the specific characters from the mythological stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata- the triumph of good over evil. Chhau dance is a vibrant, colorful, and vigorous form of dance drama emerging from martial practice. Masks are also used as decor items in the house as wall decoration. The Chhau mask artists of the Charida village of Purulia formed a collective named Chhau Mukhos Silpi Sutradhar Samity.

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  • DPCM 12259 - Durga Maa Handmade Chhau Mask - Sonajuri Arts

    Durga Maa Handmade Chhau Mask - DPCM 12259

    4,500.00

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      Durga Chou Mask, The newborn Durga led a battle against Mahishasura, riding a lion, and killed him. Thereafter, she was named Mahishasuramardini – “The Killer of Mahishasura”. A tremendously powerful showpiece that will give your house positive energy.

    The Authentic Chhau mask
    The mask used in the Chhau dance of Purulia is mainly for mythological characters. Like as Mahishasur-Mardini, Rama-Sita, the fight between Rama and Ravana, Santhal couple etc. The clay molds are first hand-made and dried in the sun known as ‘mati gora’. Then layered with powdered ashes. Masks could also represent the shaman’s spiritual helpers, which he would try to influence in times of need. Sometimes hung in houses to ward off harmful spirits, Occasionally placed with the dead or used in non-spiritual contexts for popular entertainment.

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    Made up of paper, clay, and cloth. Masks made for Chhau dance performances in Purulia.  These are fascinating for their variety of characters, different expressions, flamboyant colours and ability to dazzle. Sometimes hung in houses to ward off harmful spirits, masks were also occasionally placed with the dead or used in non-spiritual contexts for popular entertainment. The process is laborious, meticulous and wondrous. Simple materials to be transformed into a dancer’s awe-inspiring mask.

    As the product is handmade, it might have slight irregularities of shape and colour which is a natural outcome of human involvement.

    A tremendous Pink glow Durga Chou Mask with a huge crown is an idol for your puja room or for house decoration. It will provide you with a divine vibe—the best gifting idea for your parents or elder ones.

    In 2010 the Chau dance was inscribed in the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

    As the product is handmade, it might have slight irregularities of shape and colour which is a natural outcome of human involvement.

    Material: Paper Mache
    Size: 2 Feet

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    As the product is handmade, it might have slight irregularities of shape and colour which is a natural outcome of human involvement.

    Material: Paper Mache
    Size: 2 Feet, 18″

    Type of Material

    Paper Smashed with Glue Layered

    Water Resistant

    No

    Size

    2 Feet, 18"

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