side-decoration of a dance-mask (cham bak)

painted textile and bamboo
Tibet or Bhutan, around 1900 AD.
size: 43 x 83 cm.
one of a pair (quite rare!)

This kind of side-decoations are sometimes used with the Citipati-masks; rarely also for other Dharmapala-masks.

the illustration is from a very obscure Chinese booklet:
Ye Xingsheng, Mask Art of Tibet, Chongqing, 1990.

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