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23. Lakhe mask
Kathmandu Vallery
late 19th c.
painted wood
12 inches tall
Lakhe mask
Detail:view from the left
Lakhe dances are usually presented as a part of major festivals in Kathmandu, particularly the autumn festival of Indra Jatra. Pairs of dancers, dressed in colorful flowing robes and often armed with swords, dance through the streets in mock battle, accompanied by musicians.

Detail: view from the back
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