About this object

A full head mask (worn in a similar way to a balaclava) of green nylon and fake fur. The facial features, including the eyes, and mouth are defined with contrasting red piping, the mouth has cowrie shells for teeth.

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; Cowrie; Textile Nylon; Synthetic Textile
  • 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
    320 mm x 410 mm x 55 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: He is a character from the Tibetan Opera ‘gro ba bzang mo (Drowa Sangmo).
  • Related people
    Choeden Dorje (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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