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The Art of Mask Making in Sri Lanka

 
Lionel Bentharage (Author)
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Making masks required for traditional mask dancing is a specialized art from carried out by members of traditional dancing families and specialized school. Even though the mask production is guided or based on verses called embun kavi and the study of master masks (gurn mubuna) preserved with dancing families each one is different depending on the skills of the craftsmen, their theoretical knowledge and the tools they use. Due to these reasons masks made in different areas exhibit variations.
The purpose of this book is to access the creative techniques and methods adopted in making masks. It gives an account on the method of wearing and the art of performance practiced in the tradition. This is written by an artist who has experience in mask dancing It also gives an account on the present culture of mask making.
The origin of the low country dance is from the western and the southern provinces of Sri Lanka.

 

Making masks required for traditional mask dancing is a specialized art from carried out by members of traditional dancing families and specialized school. Even though the mask production is guided or based on verses called embun kavi and the study of master masks (gurn mubuna) preserved with dancing families each one is different depending on the skills of the craftsmen, their theoretical knowledge and the tools they use. Due to these reasons masks made in different areas exhibit variations.

The purpose of this book is to access the creative techniques and methods adopted in making masks. It gives an account on the method of wearing and the art of performance practiced in the tradition. This is written by an artist who has experience in mask dancing It also gives an account on the present culture of mask making.

The origin of the low country dance is from the western and the southern provinces of Sri Lanka.

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About the author

Lionel Bentharage

Dr. Lionel Bentharage started his career as a Low country dancer and in 1995 he obtained his bachelors degree in Fine Arts with honours from the Institute of Aesthetic Studies affiliated to the University of Kelaniya.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Art of Mask Making in Sri Lanka
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789550093106
length 208p., Illustrations; Colour; 29cm.