Monday, May 28, 2012

Chhau mask from India

This is my interpretation of Chhau masks. This a beautiful folk dance form from Eastern Part of India. (West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand). They tell stories of wars between Durga and other Gods. It is an intensely acrobatic, atlethic and dynamic dance form. Folk dances, masks and costumes have always fascinated me. I feel proud to come from a country of such rich heritage, stories and culture.

The mask is hand painted and everthing else is made of fabric.
The last two images are of me and my sister goofing around.


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