Half-stereo soft masks

These masks are usually made of cloth or cloth layers stuffed with cotton wool or animal hair. For example, villager Chang Si, an elderly character in a Tibetan opera, wears a mask made of a cloth bag stuffed with a thin layer of cotton wool and animal hair, with parts around the mouth and eyes […]

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Flat soft masks

These masks used in Tibetan operas have unique characteristics and boast various styles. Generally they were made of leather, woolen cloth or lint. To make a white mask, three holes were made on fur as eyes andmouth. Then a carrot-shaped nose or flake nose was hung between the eyes.A blue mask has exaggerated modeling, extraordinarily […]

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Charming Tibetan opera masks

The production of Tibetan masks was also influenced by the Han. From the 17th to 18th century, marked by the expansion and formation of the final shape of the Potala Palace, Tibetan Buddhism’s plastic art and Tibetan painting, carving, sculpting, decoration and architecture had all established their own systems. In the grand murals at the […]

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Appearance of totemic animal-simulating masks

The prototypes of Tibetan masks first appeared 3,500-3,750 years ago(equivalent to the late period of the Xia Dynasty in the Central Plains).Among the two pieces of pottery unearthed in the Lhasa Neolithic Culture Qugong Site, there are two pottery sculptures-the monkey face decoration on the pottery,a relief sculpture; and the bird head on the vessel […]

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Mani stone art is the most popular Tibetan stone carving art with the most Tibetan characteristics. Mani stone carvings appeared in Tibet before the dissemination of Buddhism in Tibet in the 7th century. They bear the adoration of the Tibetan people for nature and their early religious beliefs. The art was passed down from generation […]

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