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Masks of Asia - long post

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From: Judy Decker (jdecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jun 15 2003 - 12:39:58 PDT


Dear Art Educators,

I am done surfing for all Asian cultures. If you find more of interest -
Please post to the list. I didn't take the time to"Tiny URL" the long URL's
so you will have to copy and paste those. Save this post if you are
interested in mask making information and images. I will not be putting all
of these on my site. There are many commercial sites out there - it was hard
finding quality sites with background information.

Lots of images - seven sets to browse - many Asian countries represented (22
countries from around the world) - doesn't give cultural information about
the masks. Might be fun to select some to use in a guessing game - based on
characteristics of the culture:
http://ignca.nic.in/mask.htm

Mask from Tibet (or Bhutan) and Nepal:
http://www.asianart.com/masks/masks.html

Dark Old Man - Mongolian Exhibit:
http://www.asianart.com/mongolia/oldman.html

Wooden mask (Indra) - Nepal:
http://www.asianart.com/bluelotus/1.html

Various masks from Asia (commercial site - but good images - no background
information):
http://www.tribalarts.com/galleries/pw/pw3index.html

Commercial site - but has some nice images - Nickle silver masks good to
show for foil tooling projects. http://www.murnis.com/masks.htm

Asian Masks - small images:
http://www.mikalina.com/mask/asian_masks_asia_index.htm

Masks from Nepal (small images):
http://www.mikalina.com/mask/masks__nepal_index.htm

Himalayan Masks (Nepal) - small images:
http://www.mikalina.com/Texts/masks_of_himalayas.htm

Himalayan Masks (Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, India) - commercial site -see Newari
copper masks for foil tooling ideas
http://www.himalayan-mercantile.com/masks/
More Himalayan masks http://www.outofasia.net/2002masklink.htm (commercial)

Masks of the Himalayas - commercial site - 5 pages of images -has link to
essay with more information.
http://www.tibetart.com/search/set.cfm?setID=542

Bhutanese masks (commercial site - but nice images):
http://www.outofasia.net/2002masks-bhutan/

Masks from Nepal (Indigo Arts):
http://www.indigoarts.com/gallery_asianart_nepalmsk1.html

Masks from Tibet (Indigo Arts)
http://www.indigoarts.com/gallery_asianart_tibetmsk1.html

Bali - Indonesia - Java

Masks from Bali - Indonesia - Indigo Arts Gallery
http://www.indigoarts.com/gallery_asianart_balimask1.html

Masks from Java (Indigo Arts Gallery):
http://www.indigoarts.com/gallery_asianart_javamask1.html

Indonesian Elements -Commercial site - has several page of images - brief
information given:
http://www.indonesianelements.com/cgi-local/shop.pl/SID=1055650714.22832/pag
e=masks.htm (be sure to add the e=masks.htm)

Commercial site:
http://www.murnis.com/balinesemasks.htm

Some information - poor quality images:
http://www.art-pacific.com/artifacts/indonesi/masksjbo.htm

Bali Dances (many with masks) - no images:
http://www.baliforyou.com/bali_forum/bali_dance.htm

Javanese Masks - Field Museum in Chicago (2 pages of images)
http://www.fmnh.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/javamask/Icons1.htm
Topeng Performance:
http://www.fmnh.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/javamask/Wayang_Topeng.htm
Java Village:
http://www.fmnh.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/javamask/WCE.htm

Cambodia:
Some information -Culture of Cambodia:
http://www.gocambodia.com/culture/casting_characters.asp

Casting Characters -Khmer Mask Making:
http://www.reyum.org/media/misc-articles/khmer-mask-making.htm

Article on maskmaking in Cambodia:
http://www.leisurecambodia.com/Leisure_Cambodia/No.16/Mask_making.html

Thailand

Khon Mask Making in Thailand:
http://www.thailandlife.com/khonmask.html

Khon Masks of Thailand:
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/literature/ramakian/khonmasksofthailand/khon
khon.htm

Pictures:
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/literature/ramakian/characterframe/Character
.htm

See also for more on Ramakian of Thailand - Northern Illinois University
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/literature/ramakian/introduction.htm

Some Khon masks (poor quality images - but brief information):
http://www.bangkokbest.com/KhonMask.htm

China

(See Dawn's post for more masks of China)

Di Opera and Mask - from China Vista:
http://www.chinavista.com/experience/di-opera/di-opera.html

Paper cut Beijing Opera Masks:
http://pasture.ecn.purdue.edu/~agenhtml/agenmc/china/artbo.html

Masks of China: Historical and Contemporary Traditional in Chinese Mask
Masking:
http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/medmuseum/galleryexhibits/masksofchina/ind
ex.html

Medical Museum of University of Iowa. Lots of images - but little
information
about the masks.Chinese

Opera Masks - illustrations - explanations of colors. These are painted
directly on the face.
http://www.paulnoll.com/China/Opera/index.html

Chinese Traditional Opera:
http://www.chinavoc.com/arts/perform/opera/makeup_b.htm

Japan

Background information on Noh - Kyogen theater in Japan (images are small):
http://www.iijnet.or.jp/NOH-KYOGEN/english/english.html

Japanese Noh Theater- some images:
http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~rlneblet/noh/

Japanese Noh Masks - commercial site - but shows process of making a Noh
Mask and quality images of the character masks
http://www.pasar5.com/NOH_MASK/intro.html
See new masks:
http://www.pasar5.com/NOH_MASK/newmasks.html
http://www.pasar5.com/NOH_MASK/index.html (home page)
World masks
http://www.pasar5.com/NOH_MASK/oni/oniworld.html

Noh Exhibition - (I will not be linking this site - but you might want some
images):
http://www.enncorp.co.jp/Exhibit/noh/home.html

The Noh Mask Effect: A Facial Expression Illusion (interesting article):
http://www.mis.atr.co.jp/~mlyons/Noh/noh_mask.html

Noh and Kyogen - History - informative from Japan Access
http://jin.jcic.or.jp/access/noh/index.html

Karuga - Japanese ritual mask (will not be linking this):
http://www.cloudband.com/frames.mhtml/magazine/articles/rev_daines_kagura_09
99.html (copy and paste to add 99.html)

Japanese Theatre Timeline:
http://www.arlymasks.com/japanese_history_timeline.htm

Korea

Masks and Mask-dance Dreams (some information:
http://www.koreancatholic.org/info/heritage/heritage12.htm

Faces Expressed in Korean Masks - some background information:
http://www.sac.or.kr/eng/face/masks.html

Hanoe-Dong Mask Museum: (background information and lots of small images for
Hanoe and Korean masks)
http://www.koreanmasks.com/

Masks and Dance Masks (information - small images):
http://www.koreaaward.com/korea/image06.htm

Hanoe Dance Drama (see also links at top to Act and Tal)
http://www.clickasia.co.kr/about/tal.htm

Korean Dance Performance (commercial site but has background information):
http://www.korean-arts.com/about/tal-nori_the_korean_mask_performance.htm

Judy Decker - Ohio
Jdecker@woh.rr.com
Incredible Art Department
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
http://www.incredibleart.tk

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