An ethnic and traditional mask intricately crafted by the artisans West Bengal. This lovely mask of the Devi brings out Her beauty, spiritual strength and serenity. It is believed that installing this wall hanging brings peace and prosperity to their home, while preventing evil forces from getting in. This hand-crafted Adibasi Durga wooden mask could be one of the most exotic items you own.
In Hindu mythology, Devi Durga is the Consort of Lord Shiva, one of the Divine Trinity. She is the most powerful Goddess, also hailed as Shakti, Parvati, Meenakshi and so on. Legend has it that Goddess Parvati incarnated as Durga in order to kill the fearsome Mahishasura, the buffalo-headed demon. The Gods summoned the Durga aspect and bestowed Her with their weapons to fight and vanquish Mahisha. Devi Durga has ten arms, a resplendent face, slender body and long, flowing hair. She waged a war against Mahisha and on the tenth day, defeated and annihilated him.
Locally available wood such as Gamar trees, Mango trees are used to make these masks. Wood pieces are kept submerged in large reservoirs containing water mixed with mulberry gum powder, bleaching powder and sal; the pieces are taken out after a week and sun-dried. The basic form emerges first with the use of the adze, followed by emphasis on facial features. Gomira masks were painted with natural dyes.
It easily hangs on the wall using a single nail or screw via the attached hangar on the back. A wonderful and colorful addition to any room, and a great housewarming gift for both friends and family.
Comes in two sizes, big and small (S- 6" x 3"). The size and price are for bigger one.