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Post by Star May 2nd 2021, 6:51 pm

hi, I've been given these masks and would appreciate any information regarding where they are from, and or what they are for , thank you Happy 2 wooden masks 20180910
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Post by NaomiM May 2nd 2021, 7:40 pm

I think they are mid-20thC dancing masks from Sri Lanka. They have a long tradition of using masks in their threatres. Although India / Bali / other Indonesian countries are also possible.

https://disco.teak.fi/asia/wayang-wong-and-topeng-forms-of-mask-theatre/

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