There you will find the Mask Museum: a museum, workshop and library dedicated to everything mask related. In Sri Lanka, we mainly use masks for mask dances, while hanging masks in the household to cast off the evil eye is also quite popular. There are three types of mask dances: Kolam Folktale , Raksha Demon and Sanni Devil Dance .
When I am talking about Traditional Masks, it is better to tell you something about Ambalangoda. It is a well known city for mask making industry which is located at South Western coastal belt of Sri Lanka. It is really amazing art and culture.
Nowadays in Sri Lanka, masks are used in dramatic adaptations, dance performances, various rituals and also to cure sicknesses according to ancient beliefs . There are different types of mask categories that are used in Sri Lanka which includes; * Raksha Mask Used to perform Raksha dances in Kolam Maduwa.
Masks are created for three different types of dancing rituals: 'Kolam', which tell mocking stories of traditional Sri Lankan colonial life; 'Sanni', or devil dancing masks, used in a type of exorcism ceremony to heal people of persisting illnesses believed to be inflicted by demons; and 'Raksha' masks, which are used in festivals and processions.
6 Types of Traditional Masks in Sri Lanka Island Secrets. Listly by Lavinia Woolf. Dating back centuries, the art form of mask carving is a folk art item that has stood the test of time. From devil masks to that of the divine, here are the island's top six mask varieties. traditional attraction culture travel. Tools .