Larger , vintage Bengal tiger mela mask. A companion pair , hand-carved in a Indian tropical softwood. These delightful vintage mela masks of tigers. Have been sourced from Rajasthan, and finished in a distressed. AN IDEA OF SIZE & SCALE, SEE IMAGE 3.
Highly evocative artefacts, such as this, were used as imposing decorative pieces at local Rajasthan. Word for'gathering' or'to meet' or a'fair. For all sizes of gatherings, it can be religious, commercial, cultural or sport-related.
In the religious arena these often took centre. Stage at reenactments of the great Indian epic Hindu poems like the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita, and passionately followed by devotees. In rural traditions melas or village fairs were (and in some cases still are) of great importance. Whilst we often source Mela Masks with considerable age on their side, these would appear to be later.Please look carefully at the photographs as they form part of the description. TIGER (tongue out): Height: 35. PLEASE SPECIFY A PREFERENCE IF YOU HAVE ONE. UK mainland dispatch by ParcelForce 48.
To see the wide range of Indian vintage antiques currently in stock, search. The item "ANTIQUE VINTAGE INDIAN TIGER MELA MASK. USED IN RE-ENACTMENTS OF EPIC POEMS" is in sale since Thursday, May 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Indian".
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