A Korean Hahoe Talchum Pune (The Flirtatious Young Woman ) Carved Wooden Theater Mask. Beautiful hand carved wood mask. In fair condition with very nice wood pattern and carved lines. There are strings on both side for wearing purpose. There are some scratches on the right side of the chin under her lips. But the scratches didn’t go through the paint. Kindly check pictures for better condition details.
Hahoetal masks (하회탈/河回탈) are the traditional Korean masks worn in the Hahoe Pyolshin-gut t’al nori ceremony dating back to the 12th century. They represent the stock characters needed to perform the roles in the ritual dance dramas included in the ceremony. The masks originated in the Hahoe Folk Village and Byeongsan Village, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. They are counted among the treasures of South Korea.
Punae/Bune (the concubine): Punae is a forward and sexual character, appearing in the plays as the concubine of either the scholar or the aristocrat. The mask is symmetrical and made of one solid piece of wood. She has a very small mouth with red rouged lips, cheeks and forehead. Her eyes are closed and she has a general look of happiness and good-humor. The mask is constructed with black hair painted on the top of her head and 2 cords/strings hanging from the sides of the mask.
One of a kind piece. Originally from Korea.
Dimensions: 3″ x 6.75″ x 9″
Vintage piece. Sell in used, pre-owned condition. Vintage and antique items by nature have variable amounts of wear, imperfections, signs of use, age and time. Perfectly imperfect. Condition shown as in pictures. Kindly contact us if you need more info. or detail pictures.