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Chinese Folding Mini Screen - Chinese Opera Masks #3
* Chinese famous opera masks pattern.
* Folding 4 parts.
* Double faced pattern.
* Made of nice lacquer.
* Width: 12 1/4" Height: 9 1/2" (31cm x 23.5cm)
China¡¯s prevalently known form of musical theater and drama. The Chinese opera has gained fascination by various people worldwide. It is a grand performance casted by several performers in vibrantly colored costumes moving along a swift and dramatic music. Most noticeably though, are performers or actors wearing masks¡ªChinese opera masks¡ªwhich are frequently changed throughout the entire performance.
Specifically, Chinese opera masks are used mainly in two known methods, either as painted on face or are worn as decorated ceramics or as think cloth. The inception of customary facial makeup began essentially from totems that were created centuries before. Consequently, the facial makeup eventually became known as facial paintings. Opera facial make-up originates from totem in ancient times, develops into facial paintings of the Song and Yuan Dynasties, and eventually takes the shape of facial costume of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Please note: Currently, "Chinese Folding Mini Screen - Chinese Opera Masks #3" is available for shipment only in the United States. For customers outside of the US, please contact us for more information.