In Himalayan Buddhist Cham dances a lot of animal masks are used. One of the most representative of animal masks is the Deer Mask.
It shows the two sides of the deer: on the one hand the innocent victim of a hunter and on the other a dangerous animal and an emanation of powerful spirits.
Drawing on paper
Copyright: © Carmen Mensink 2015
Status: For sale
Carmen’s drawing was inspired by the incredible Deer Mask from Mongolia, courtesy of the Rubin Museum of Art:
Related to this subject:
- Wrathful Face Mask
- Skull Mask
- Tibetan Mask Making
- Cham Lama Dance – colorful costumes & masks
- Wrathful Deities