Purulia Couple Chhau Mask Show Piece
- Product Code: MUKH19
- Availability: In Stock
- Visit Store: JAI HO MUKHOS GHAR
- Ex Tax: ₹500
Material Used : Paper, Mud & Clay
Color : Multicolor
Iteam Design : Couple Chhau Mask
Size : 5/5 inch
Ideal For : Decoration & Gifting purpose
This is an Exclusive GI Product of West Bengal
This is a Face Mask made by a local artisan from Purulia West Bengal. The very unique and traditional form of art is going to end. Some of the family still engaging in this craft to earn their livelihood. Paper, mud, and clay are used to make these masks. The masks are painted in pastel shades and have a frank, simple, and bold look. The eyebrows, mouth, and eyes are painted to give those special effects and give completeness to the looks of the masks.
The mask used in the Chhau dance of Purulia is mainly for mythological characters such as Mahishasur-Mardini, Rama-Sita, the fight of Rama and Rabana, etc. Sometimes small Santhal couple masks are used. The mask has feathers and other ornaments that surround the face, which can be extended 2 feet from the mask itself.