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Sculpture: Masks of the Himalayas

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Masks are used in Hinduism, Buddhism, and by the tribal groups of the Himalayas. Their primary function is for use in religious and theatrical dance. Tribal groups use masks in shamanistic healing and exorcism rituals.

Jeff Watt 8-2002

(For additional information on masks see Demons and Deities: Masks of the Himalayas by Thomas Murray).