This wood and metal mask is a one of a kind mask, hand carved by the artists of Nepal.
This multi-metal Nepali mask is an example of the quintessential Tibetan mask. Although a lama mask, it is meant as a part of the home decor, meant to be hung on a wall for his decorative looks and the attributes it connotes. The smooth surface and the use of abundant colors is reminiscent of the colorful temple celebrations for which such masks are worn.
Like most Tibetan masks, this mask is heavily influenced by Buddhism. It has strong influences of Mahayana Buddhism and features one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism (or Ashtamangala in Sanskrit), the lotus. The lotus, or padma, connotes the complete purification of the body, spirit and mind as well as freedom and is a symbolic representation of upstanding men.
On this masks are red lotus flowers, or kamala in Sanskrit, and the specific connotation is of purity of heart, compassion and love. Therefore, and especially with the downward-looking eyes, this mask celebrates the spirit of a gentle, loving and virtuous person.
Height: 20 inches
Width: 4 inches
Depth: 2.5 inches
Weight: 2 pounds
Materials: Wood with bronze, silver & copper
Hanging Instructions: There is a metal hook attached to the back of the mask for easy hanging.
Care: Dust the piece as needed. You can use a wood or metal cleaner to really make it shine.
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"I simply wanted to let you know that we rceived our rug today and it is unbelievably beautiful, much more lovely than in the photo. the background red is actually a rust color and is perfect for the room, and the many different shades of blues in the rug couldn't be better. it is an exquisite piece.
thanks so much"
Bob - California
I did receive them last week and I am very pleased with each item. You have a good selection at reasonable prices. I'm sure I will be buying additional pieces in the future.
Thanks for the great service."
Mike - New Jersey
"Great mask Tim! I have it on the wall with my other 'collectable' masks. It's a perfect addition.
Pam - California
I recieved the shipment in perfect condition and the packing was the best I
have ever recieved! Impressive is an understatment. I am real happy with the
Toma mask it exceeded my expectations. Thank you for the great service and follow
up phone calls Tim. Its a pleasure to deal with professionals!!
Thank you and take care."
Bryan - Ontario
We received the mask, it was a gift for some friends. They loved it!! Thank you so much for your e-mail and enjoy your day."
Sher - Florida
Thank you for your prompt and professional response to my orders. I expect to be checking your website frequently."
Ellis - North Carolina
The mask is everything I expected it to be. Beautiful. Great addition to my collection.
Renee - New York
"Hi Tim -- just wanted to let you know I received the painting -- which is gorgeous! Do let me know if you have other Gond paintings available. thanks for a very smooth transaction."
Neeta - Maryland
masks arrived today ... they are stunning!
Graziano - Rome, Italy
"The mask is beautiful! It arrived in perfect shape. Hard not to be a collector when I see the beauties that you offer. Thanks"
Mark - Maine
Sorry for the slight delay but I just wanted to say how delighted Nicola was with the mask and the picture. They were both in remarkably good condition given the amount of journeying they'd done and that space age packaging of yours is excellent.
Best regards and thanks
Ben - London
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