Vintage Buddha Wood Mask Wall Hanging Nepalese Buddhist Folk Yoga Art

Beautiful mask, not sure of the history of it. Very unique design that is rare to find as a carving. Seems to be carved from one solid piece of wood. I have several masks that came from a friend who traveled in the area a bunch when he was younger. It is possibly…
Nepalese carving of the Buddha shows the Buddha meditating. The curled patterns on top of the Buddha’s head are stylized sails. When the Buddha was seeking enlightenment he sat unmoving under a small tree. The animals wanted to help him. The snails protected the Buddha from the hot India’s sun by covering the Buddha’s head. The mask measures about 18″ long, 8″ wide and about 6″ deep.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s