HANUMAN Cherial Mask
Masquerade of the Monkey God - a symbol of strength and loyalty!
This is a wall decorative item of a beautiful handcrafted mask of Hanuman, a Hindu god and divine vanara companion of the god Rama. Hanuman is one of the central characters of the Hindu epic Ramayana. Lord Hanuman, the symbol of strength and energy, is worshipped for his unyielding devotion to Rama and is remembered for his selfless dedication to the God. Hanuman is considered the living embodiment of the Karma Yogi (one whose meditation and devotion are demonstrated through hard work or service). This mask will truly add a divine glory to your walls.
This mask is one of the Cherial masks which are a modified version of the Nakashi art, distinctive to the Cheriyal village, of Warangal district in Telangana. Wandering storytellers used painted Cheriyal masks to build intrigue for the gathered crowd in any festival to tell religious stories and folklore. The artistic tradition of making masks, handed down from generations is now a boon to the craftsmen in this Cheriyal village.
These masks are painstakingly wrought using a light wood base, tamarind seeds and sawdust.