Asian Thought Masks

Each May term, Jo-Ann Brant leads a group of students on a journey into the traditional world-views that informs religious experience and cultural expressions for various Asian societies. The major assignment includes the making of masks. Here are a few examples from 2015: two versions of the  Citipati (Lord of the Cemetery) Cham mask , a stag and hound for a Tibetan dance that tells the story of Milarepa’s subduing of the hunters and hunted, and three versions of the Ravana mask from various Hindu festivals.