Sharchop - Bhutan
Sonam Choden, Sharchop | Gangtey | Bhutan, 2016
Mask dances are an important part of Bhutan’s rainbow of rich traditions. In the monasteries and at religious festivals, masked dancers re-enact spiritual stories from the past with breath-taking costumes made of yellow silk and brocade. Each mask has its own story: they embody wrathful and compassionate deities, demons and heroes, and in some cases animals. To protect themselves from injury due to the extraordinarily heavy masks, the dancers tightly bind their heads in cloth.
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