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Vintage Sri Lankan Raksha mask made into a table lamp

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Seller: my*beautiful*lights (1,121) 100%, Location: Bruges, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222310791509 Vintage Sri Lankan Raksha mask made into a table lamp Up for offer today a vintage Raksha mask that is converted into a table lamp. A Raksha mask is a mask that Sri Lankans use a lot in festivals and cultural dances. Raksha means “demon” and the masks are apotropaic which means that it is intended to ward off evil. They are painted in vibrant colors, with bulging eyes and protruding tongues and they depict various types of demons. Different types of masks have different meanings. Some of these types of masks are religion, ritual, secular, exorcist and exorcist with ritual overtones. These masks also have different uses to them like healing or spiritual uses. They are made to represent different types of demons. The masks can be different shapes and sizes, but the looks of the masks depend on the ritual or dance it is used in. The 2 sides can be taken off from the middle part. I uploaded a couple of pictures from the back, so you can see how it is made. Height is 21 ¼”, width including all 3 pieces is 25 ¼”. Depth is 7”. Mask only without the 2 side pieces is 9” wide and 21 ¼” high. The mask dates back to probably the 1950’s or about. This beautiful mask, still has The European wiring and will need to be rewired to work in The USA. If you have any questions or have some more information I can add to this listing, feel free to ask and /or email me some info. Shipping is free to The USA and UK. If shipped to a country other than The USA, I will not be responsible for any custom charges that may occur. As always you are buying old/antique light fixtures, so there will be always signs of use. Light bulb is not included. Thank you for viewing and interest in my items. (1344). Pictures sell! Auctiva Free Image Hosting.Show off your items with Auctiva's Listing Templates Auctiva, THE simple solution for eBay sellers. <div style="text-align:center"><a style="text-decoration:none" href=""><img src="" border="0"></a></div> Color: Multi-Color, Age: Post-1940, Type: Masks, Maker: Unknown, Original/Reproduction: Original, Primary Material: Wood, Region of Origin: Southeast Asia

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