About this object

A full head mask (work in a similar way to a balaclava) of black satin, with black wool hair. The facial features, particularly the eyes and wrinkles, are defined with contrasting satin piping and stitching. The mouth is finished with plastic fangs.

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 Yarn; Plastic; 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
    850 mm x 360 mm x 85 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: A character from the Tibetan opera Pema ‘od ‘bar (Pema Woebar).
  • Related people
    Choeden Dorje (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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