This is a Traditional Sri Lankan mask which has used for decades, from generation to generation, as a token for bringing peace, wealth and prosperity to house, business or property while warding off evil spirits. The masks represent three beautifully feathered peacocks on the sides and top of the mask. Contrary to its name, these masks are often used in ancient forms of dancing.
This has a deep bond with the rich Sri Lankan culture and carries so much value of the society. Possession of these masks is believed to attract all sorts of good will while warding off bad fortunes. The attractive colors are used to symbolize the colors of fire.
The masks crafted in Sri Lanka are typically made from a balsa wood, known as kaduru (Nux vomica), which is easy to carve, durable and light. Very nice piece with amazing painting details, and in good condition.
Masks have been used in Sri Lanka for generations. Originally used in ritual purpose followed ancient beliefs. Also used to curing illness in some area. They believe masks have healing and protective powers. Most masks are used in drama or dance performance nowadays.
One of a kind piece. Originally from Sri Lanka.
Dimensions: 6.5″ x 24.5″ x 17.5″