The Tribal Face – Terracotta – DPTG12219


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This elongated face wall decor is a perfect pick for your home decor.

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  • The Tribal Face - Terracotta

    The Tribal Face - Terracotta - DPTG12219


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    This elongated face wall decor is a perfect pick for your home decor. Terracotta is Bengali’s ancient & well-liked art form. We bring to you a very good assortment of 100% natural handicrafts that combine Art and CutWork on terracotta. This is very unique once it?s installed in the home.

    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.




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