About this object

A full head mask (work in a similar way to a balaclava) of black satin, with a black beard. The facial features, including the eyes, ears and mouth are defined with contrasting bright and pale pink and blue satin piping. The mask is lined with a pink cotton cloth.

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
    Glue; Fibre Textile Cotton; Fibre Yarn Cotton; Synthetic Textile; Satin
  • 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
    415 mm x 265 mm x 65 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: The King's evil minister, a character from the Tibetan opera Pema ‘od ‘bar (Pema Woebar).
  • Related people
    Choeden Dorje (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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