A Miniature Hand Carved Mask #1: Otafuku

$30.00 USD

early twentieth century
3 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 1", 8.25 cm x 5.5 cm x 2.5 cm

This is a miniature, hand carved, hand painted wooden mask based on a Noh or Kyogen mask which was used in traditional Japanese theater.

This mask depicts Otafuku, a traditional Japanese/Shinto goddess of mirth, a characterization that is popularly displayed in Japanese homes.

Carved of lightweight wood, this small mask is delightful in its presence and in its detail.


A Miniature Hand Carved Mask #1: Otafuku