mask (dance & live theatre)

Cham dancer's mask. The face is painted blue, with red and white paint detailing on the mouth and wide straing eyes, and red on the inside of the nostrils. On the berad, eyebrows and top of the head the red paint has been partially covered with gilding. There is a black and white third eye in the forehead. The mouth is open, with bared teeth and fangs. Above the forehead is a row of three skulls.

during Cham dances

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