About this object

A teardrop-shaped mask. The stylized white face is decorated with buttons, costume jewels and brocade Buddhist symbols. The face is surrounded by a full white and black beard and white hair which forms a mane at the back. The nose is attached with two stitches allowing it to be folded for travel, there is a cowrie shell apphended to it.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Mask; Performance
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Choeden Dorje
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Himachal Pradesh: Dharamsala: Mcleod Ganj
  • Date made
    2011
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Yarn Silk; Glue; Fibre Textile Cotton; Fibre Yarn Cotton; Paper Cardboard; Cowrie; Synthetic Textile; Plastic
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Commissioned from Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, 2012. Funded by the Molly Tomlinson Bequest.
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Himachal Pradesh: Dharamsala: Mcleod Ganj
  • Date collected
    2012-04
  • Measurements
    790 mm x 340 mm x 60 mm
  • Note
    Curator's notes: 'bras dkar (dre kar) appears in several operas during auspicious occassions.
  • Related people
    Choeden Dorje (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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