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Pith Sanniya Mask

Pith Sanniya Mask

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(SKU: LS24125150) Bilious diseases-caused by an excessive secretion of bile-were believed to have been caused by the pith sanni yaka. A symptom of such a disease is jaundice (a yellow tinge in the skin or eyes), and because of this most of the pith sanniya mask faces were painted either yellow or orange.

  • 1950s-1960s era Sir Lankan, culturally used wooden masks.
  • A character of the 18 Sanni masks group.
  • A polychrome wooden disease mask used for healing rituals.
  • Masks play important roles in religious, healing and exorcism rituals.

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Sanni Masks of Sri Lanka