Hand Carved Wood Wall Art Decor Tiki Devil Sri Lankan Cobra Mask Sculpture 8"
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Hand Carved Wood Wall Art Decor Tiki Devil Sri Lankan Cobra Mask Sculpture 8":
Name : Naga Raksha(Mask of the Cobra)
Width : 12" Height : 8"
Weight : 0.9 lbs
Material : Wood (Diya Kanduru)
This masks are great for indoor or outdoor use. Excellent addition to any event, party or business decor. This craftsmanship has been passed from generations within the same families and has been a family trade since its introduction.
The Raksha masks are made from a light, soft wood called kadura, which is smoke-dried before the mask is carved, with a hollow inside so you can put the mask on your face. Other material are used for additional details. The timber is light and durable.
All masks that are on display and for sale have been patiently hand carved with very intricate designs and painted in vibrant colours which depicts the traditional inheritance that have been passed on along the years.Symbolism of theMasks
Sri Lankan Masks often tend to look surreal; bulging/huge eyes, wide grins, colorful headdresses and a mix of colors.The authentic masks and masking traditions of Sri Lanka are extraordinary cultural phenomenon and a significant contribution Sri Lanka has made to the Asian cultural spectrum.
The colors of the masks would usually represent the color of the demon of which they believed it looks like. Their masks often had the same shape style; long, narrow and pointy. Facial expressions on the masks are quite bizarre; some would look quite intimidating whilst others look foolish.
What is Raksha Mask?
A Raksha mask is a mask that Sri Lankans use a lot in festivals and cultural dances. Raksha means “demon” and the masks are apotropaic which means that it is intended to ward off evil. They are painted in vibrant colors, with bulging eyes and protruding tongues and they depict various types of demons.
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