"The Art of making Mask.." Shanghai Local Custom Tip by marsistanbul

Shanghai Local Customs: 102 reviews and 149 photos


Various kinds of masks with exaggerated features and rich strong colors were often used during the cultural and religious activities of the national minorities.
The wooden sculptured mask used innuoxi(Guizhou provincial drama featuring masked dancing) are of three types;deity-demon-and secular figures.Colored mask,used in dixi drama,often performed in the open and opera type,are worn by the characters in stories of historical battles,admist golden spears and armored horses as described in Chinese Literary writings.
Tibetian painted mask representing Gods,ghosts and animal faces are used as stage props in Tiaoshen, a "devil's dance" performed by Lamas to exorcise evil spirits at religious festivals,or sometimes by sorcerers dancing in a trance...

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  • Written Nov 6, 2007
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