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At Himalayan Mercantile we are well known for our top notch collection of Himalayan masks. Himalayan middle hills masks are enjoying ever more interest in the tribal art community. With the streams of old animist tribal religions melding with the Hindu and Buddhist influences, the masks of Nepal and the greater Himalayan region exhibit amazing  variation in form and represent a very rich and ancient tradition of ritual mask use. That is why increasingly savvy collectors of tribal art recognize that this is a genre with great depth and perhaps most notably these Himalayan masks remain radically undervalued in comparison to the tribal arts of other regions of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Above: An exceedingly rare and unique Southern Nepal mask of Jatayu, the Vulture King from the Hindu epic, Ramayana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Himalayan Masks from Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan & India

MASKS FROM NEPAL'S MIDDLE HILLS
HMM-107
Himalayan Middle Hills Mask
HMM-104
Himalayan  Mask
HMM-137
Himalayan Mask
HMM-74
Himalayan Middle Hills Mask
HMM-59
Himalayan Middle Hills Mask
HMM-95
Himalayan Middle Hills Mask
HMM-52
Himalayan Middle Hills Mask
HMM-103
Himalayan Middle Hills Mask
HMM-66
Himalayan Middle Hills Mask
HMM-46
Himalayan Middle Hills Mask
HMM-21
Himalayan Middle Hills Mask
HMM-79
Himalayan Middle Hills Mask

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NEWARI MASKS

HMM-92
Newar Mask
HMM-125
Newar Mask
HMM-71
Newar Mask
     
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SOUTHERN NEPAL

HMM-138
Southern Nepal body Mask
HMM-132
Southern Nepal Mask
HMM-101
Southern Nepal Mask
   
  HMM-102
Southern Nepal Mask
 
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VAJRAYANA BUDDHIST MASKS

HMM-30
Monpa Sherdukphen Mask
HMM-31
Dharmapala Mask
HMM-33
Dharmapala Mask

HMM-44
Dharmapala Mask
HMM-45
Guru Rinpoche Mask
HMM-98
Dharmapala Mask
   
  HMM-133
Buddhist Cham Mask
 
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INDIAN MASKS

 

 

 

HMM-34
Western India Mask

 

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