Japanese Noh Okina Mask Carved and Painted By Hand Over 100 Years Old.

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Japanese Noh Okina Mask, Decorative, Carved and Painted By Hand, Over 100 Years Old.

 

Their almond-shaped eyes stare blankly into space. The ambivalent corners of their mouths leave their moods utterly indiscernible.
These wooden masks, used in an ancient form of Japanese theatre called Noh, were made to be expressionless. But performers are charged with using slight and subtle movements to reveal the hidden emotions carved into each one.
Dating back almost 1,000 years, Noh is a style of musical drama with plots ranging from Japanese legends to modern-day events. Its masks, carved from blocks of cypress, are a key part of the tradition, representing figures like demons and monks. Actors are able to portray their characters' feelings by changing the angle and orientation of their heads.

Item Code - WOO6E197HAE

Width: 6 1/4"  Height: 9 1/4"  Depth: 3 1/2"  Weight: 379 kg


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