‘Phi Ta Khon’ Mask
Unique in its technique, this mask is decorated using a composite ‘dough’ made of sawdust with a binder to form the many shapes, from the fanciful eyebrows, to the teeth, to even the background ‘scales’, and the fine curling patterns on the hat. The nose is unusual as well, being wood with the designs cut out almost like an architectural decorative embellishment. Older than the other masks, it has a bit of mildew staining on the hat, but we thought the unusual design of this one surpassed this one flaw.
Size: 37.5″ h x 28″ w