mask (dance & live theatre)

Mask of the Goddess Indrani, made from clay, dyaca, cotton, paste or glue and paper, and are painted. Mask with half pink, half blue complexion, human features, thrid eye, protruding eyes - a black pupil with red circle around, red rim below, black rim above, four red lines in the outer corners, yellow lines above the eyes and three across the bridge of the nose. Black eyebrows. Third eye vertical, in forehead. Head band of five panels: green central, two red - flanking, two blue - outer; all on yellow ground with a brown border. Above is a flat crown with five 'teardrop' motifs: yellow and brown with blue and white discs centrally and 'question marks' above (see Buddha faces on stupas at Swayambunath and Bodhnath).

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