An ethnic and traditional mask intricately crafted by the artisans West Bengal. This hand-crafted wooden mask can be one of the most exotic items you own.
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.
The wooden masks are traditionally objects of devotion and worship. Thus the craft of Gomira mask making in its pristine form catered to the need of the Gomira dancers and any villager wishing to give a mask as an offering to the village deity. Traditionally the masks were made only for Gomira dance performance. But The craft itself is evolving. Now the mask has become collector’s item.
It has a hook on the back for hanging.