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Sri Lanka, Masks Museum Ambalangoda2

by travel at home on Jul 09, 2013

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Sri Lankans believe that day-to-day life is filled with danger from the yakku (demons) and other bad forces (vas) that cause illness, misfortune or death. Demons are thought to live everywhere and it is believed that they can possess humans. To exorcise them, a devil dance is performed, with dancers wearing grotesque masks with bulging eyes, sharp teeth and lots of other scary features. Ambalangoda is a town traditional the best place to acquire some fantastic specimens from master carvers.

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  • michaelasanda michaelasanda *, travel at home Thanks Ildiko for visit and for adding this presentation to your favourites. Thanks 9 months ago
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  • michaelasanda michaelasanda *, travel at home Thanks John. In an Island famous for worshipping demons believed to be living in trees and mountains, devil masks are in popular usage for ungodly practices. 9 months ago
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    Gacias Pilar
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  • 1456789 1456789 Estas todavía me parecen mejores, más espectaculares. Verlas como las mueven tiene que dar miedo, pero los autores de las máscaras tienen que ser grandes artistas. Felicitaciones por estas magníficas presentaciones. Gracias, Pilar 9 months ago
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