Product ID: WMBM0021
Bhuta Masks - Old Product Description:
Male performers in the Theyyam tradition clad their torso in a breastplate, in addition to elaborate headgear, mask, ankle and arm ornaments and paint to transform themselves into Bhagwati or the Mother Goddess. The present lot is a traditional breastplate sculpted from bronze and is subtly detailed with cobras. Snakes, associated with Shiva, are also considered a symbol of fertility. By taking on the form of the divine, Theyyam performers channel the voice and spirit of divinity.
Mask 38 x 15 x 37 CM; Breastplate 47 x 19.5 x 47 CM
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