This mask comes as shown. It measures about 6 inches tall, 3.5 inches wide, not too large but not too small.If you look closely, you will see minor imperfections, most notably above the left eye and right cheek. From a short distance, it still looks great!! The word Noh means talent, skill and craft in art performance.
Noh is the oldest theater style played today. The mask is a style of Noh/Kyogen mask.(Kabuki actors paint their faces and don't use masks) Kyogen is a form of traditional Japanese theater that developed as a sort of intermission and comic relief between the solemn noh acts. The kyogen is very short, so costumes, masks, and props are simple and minimal. This is a "Ko-omote" mask (literally, "little mask") The word "Ko"represents cuteness, youth and beauty.
The mask reflects a very young woman. It is one of the well known female masks. Actors puts them on inside the dressing room and the performance starts from there.Most people only see the performance on stage, but actors are already immersed in their roles from when they first face the mirror. Noh masks are carved from single piece of wood painted with natural pigments. Mask represents age, gender and social ranking of human or nonhuman being like animal, demon or divine. All of the masks have a distinctive name. There are 60 types and over 400 different masks. This mask is carved in Ogura Sei's style and is unpainted. The Komparu and Kita schools of N performers prefer the sweet girlishness of Ko-omote for their portrayals of young women. The item "JAPANESE ASIAN INDIGENOUS ANTIQUE FOLK ART WOOD WOODEN VINTAGE CARVED Noh MASK" is in sale since Thursday, June 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art". The seller is "thebluewidow3" and is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.