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Deva Sanniya Mask (Standard, 15cm Height)

Deva Sanniya Mask (Standard, 15cm Height)

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(SKU: LS200013A4) Cholera, typhoid, measles, mumps, chicken pox and other contagious diseases were said to be the work of the dewa sanni yaka. Because these diseases were epidemics that proved fatal, the ancients believed that they were caused by the gods. Due to this reason the mask of this sanni yaka was carved with a crown.

  • 1950s-1960s era Sir Lankan, culturally used wooden masks.
  • A character of the 18 Sanni masks group.
  • A polychrome wooden disease mask used for healing rituals.
  • Masks play important roles in religious, healing and exorcism rituals.
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