Types of chinese masks

A number of different ethnic groups come from Yunnan and Guizhou. Deity Mask Deity masks are usually painted red, as the Chinese believe red brings prosperity and happiness. Tibetan masks are therefore an important area for research.

Chinese shamanic masks

Masks featuring such supreme powers are honoured and are worn during the rituals surrounding the Chinese New Year like the Chinese new year dragon dance or lion dance. Shamanic Masks Shamanic masks are exorcising and funeral masks derived from the totem worshipping of ethnic minorities in north China and the shamanic culture. Today, masks continue to be worn for religious ceremonies, life events such as weddings and funerals, and world renowned cultural events. Dramatic Masks Dramatic masks have been used on the stages of ethnic operas in China. The rituals were initially held to drive away ghosts and evils. Shamanic masks Dramatic masks With time going by, the worshiping nature of the masks has been gradually watered down. It is also called the Jiang Gan mask.

Blue Opera Mask The color blue represents astuteness and staunchness. Chinese Masks: Tibetan Masks Tibetan masks are usually displayed in temples, or worn in major festivals.

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They are now considered more like a collector's treaure. That being said, the culture of China is still intact, and their stories still survive due to these masks.

The most notable person is Tuxing Sun, a dwarf general with special powers in the play 'Three Mountain Passes'.

chinese exorcism mask

People wear red clothes, they write poems on red paper, and give children 'luck money' in red envelopes. During Chinese New Year many masks are worn but the most famous and important of them is mask of the dragon.

Chinese masks meaning

The colourful and exciting celebrations for the Chinese New Year last for several days and end with the lantern [Yuanxiao] festival. Red shows intelligence and bravery. They were used for exorcisms and during the funeral rituals. During Chinese New Year many masks are worn but the most famous and important of them is mask of the dragon. That being said, the culture of China is still intact, and their stories still survive due to these masks. Chinese Exorcising Masks These Chinese exorcising masks were used to frighten away evil spirits. Together, they formed a rich mask culture.

Black Opera Mask The color black symbolizes boldness or an impartial and selfless personality.

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