The Emotion Of A Raga – DSCM81033

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The tribal mask associated with the age-old dance form called Chau of the Purulia region of West Bengal is acclaimed for its craftsmanship. No harsh chemicals are used. Dyed with vegetable and floral colors. Made with love by the rural artisans of Bengal.

 

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    The Emotion Of A Raga mask associated with the age-old dance form called Chau of the Purulia region of West Bengal is acclaimed for its craftsmanship. The mask is basically made of clay for robustness and durability, and the clay is locally available from the river Marangburu. This Demon is having false hair to make this make look realistic. Keep this art piece in your living room or guest room to give it a classy and antique look.  Dyed with vegetable and floral colors. Made with love by the rural artisans of Bengal.

    This beautiful tiger mask is a real artwork of the Chau artists who perform different artistic plays. This mask can give your house a powerful, classy look.  Dyed with vegetable and floral colors. Made with love by the rural artisans of Bengal.

    The mask used in the Chhau dance of Purulia is mainly for mythological characters such as Mahishasur-Mardini, Rama-Sita, the fight between Rama and Ravana, etc. . Mostly made of paper pulp and clay, Chhau masks are often huge in size but not heavy since the performers wear them during the show. The clay molds are first hand-made and dried in the sun known as ‘mati gora’.

    Masks could also represent the shaman’s spiritual helpers, which he would try to influence in times of need.

    The Couple Chau Mask mask associated with the age-old dance form called Chau from the Purulia region of West Bengal is famous for its craftsmanship. Made from sturdy and durable clay extracted from the Marangburu River in the region.

    This Couple Chau Mask mask is perfect for your living room or bedroom. This mask is a perfect example of how attached the people of Purulia are to art, culture, and history. Colored with herbal and floral colors. Made with love by the rural artisans of Bengal.

    The masks used in the Chhau dance of Purulia mainly depict mythological figures like Mahishasur-Mardini, Rama-Sita, the battle between Rama and Ravana, etc.  Chhau masks are made by artists from the Sutradhar community. The making of a mask goes through various stages.

    The mask used in the Chhau dance of Purulia is mainly for mythological characters such as Mahishasur-Mardini, Rama-Sita, the fight of Rama and Ravana, etc. To portray Gods and Goddesses like Devi Durga, Lakshmi and Kartik the masks are colored dark yellow or bright orange. The white color is often used for lord Shiva, Ganesh and Devi Saraswati. Black or dark blue is used for Maa Kali. A tilak is generally used on the forehead of Krishna and Rama. The Asuras are painted in black or dark green with a thick mustache, protruding teeth, and large eyes.

    The Chhau mask is a traditional cultural heritage of `Purulia in the Indian state of West Bengal. The main difference between the Purulia Chhau dance and the Odisha Chhau dance is in the use of the mask. Mask-making begins by using a rough stone mold, shaped like a face, over which a layer of clay is spread.

    The mask used in the Chhau dance of Purulia is mainly for mythological characters such as Mahishasur-Mardini, Rama-Sita, the fight between Rama and Ravana, etc. Sometimes small Santhal couple masks are used. Mostly made of paper pulp and clay, Chhau masks are often huge in size but not heavy since the performers wear them during the show. The clay molds are first hand-made and dried in the sun known as ‘mati gora’.

    They are 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, masks were also occasionally placed with the dead or used in non-spiritual contexts for popular entertainment. Chau masks are made from paper pulp, cloth, and clay and undergo many interim processes before taking the final form. First, a clay model of a mask is made and dried in direct sunlight to make it hard. It is then covered with powdered ash and layers of papers moistened with gum are pasted on this powdered mask.

    Type Of Material

    Paper Smashed with Glue Layered

    Water Resistant

    No

    Size

    Height – 11 Inches
    Weight – 750 Grams

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