Mask is a unique universal cultural symptom,and is result of the development of human mind and consciousness as well as religious emotion. On some nations' religious rituals,changing of the seasons,production and life,wedding and funerals,masks play an important role.As the important component in Chinese and even world mask culture,national masks of Chinese minority ethnic groups are gaining more and more attention from people with their unique shaping,complex variety and unique shaping,complex variety and profound contents.
Chinese masks originated from the pre-historical era.Up to now,minority masks are still popular among 38 ethnic groups in 17 provinces or autonomous regions. In order to protect the cultural legacy of these minority masks,Museum of the National Cultural Palace spent large amount of human resources and materials a decade ago to collect,sort out and research national maska.Up to now,Museum of the Cultural Palace has owned a considerable amount of rare collections of minority masks.
"Exhibition of the Masks of Minority Ethnic Groups in China"will fully display the rare collections of minority masks in China. According to different functions,the exhibition of the masks can be divided into five categories of sorcerer's dancing masks,sacrifice masks,life ritual masks,residence-protection masks,and drama masks.The visitors can find the Shamanism masks from Shaman culture;masks used for "nuo"ritual from vast areas;Bon Buddhism masks on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with mysterious color,and the prototype and secondary masks in Chinese southern mountain areas.They can also learn the minority ethnic groups' belief,customs and traditional culture related to mask culture.
Graded Objects: 100 Pieces(Set)
Availability: 23 Jun 2016--24 Jul 2017