About this object

A large teardrop-shaped mask. The stylized yellow face decorated with buttons and brocade Buddhist symbols. The face is finished with a white beard, a long white mane of hair and the nose is attached with two stitches allowing it to be folded for travel. The semi-circular headdress is in silk brocade and beaded with a length of pearls, it has trailing streamers attached at either side with white metal endless knots.

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; Bead; Glue; Ink; White Metal; Fibre Textile Cotton; Fibre Yarn Cotton; 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
    900 mm x 450 mm x 95 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: drang son or the hermit is a character from the Tibetan Operas ‘gro ba bzang mo (Drowa Sangmo) and gzugs kyi nyi ma (Sukyi Nyima).
  • Related people
    Choeden Dorje (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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