Hahoe Mask Museum

“Mahakola. A medicine mask, used by a magician when treating a disease of unknown cause. Sri Lanka”

Corn Husk masks from Canada, American Indian

“This is a fortune-seeking mask of the Baek Tribe in Yunnansheng, China. The mask is hung in the house for inviting fortunes.”

Own photos (hence glass reflections) from the great Hahoe Mask Museum in South Korea. There’s a korean only catalogue of their collection here.


  • Saturday, 13th August, 2011 - 6:04 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful collection of images. I particularly like the idea of the ‘Fortune Seeking’ Masks of China. A benevolent avatar perpetually searching out good fortune on your behalf sounds like a fantastic scheme.

  • Tuesday, 6th September, 2011 - 3:39 am | Permalink

    simply love your blog, its a wonderful collection. beautiful, inspiring, moving … went through the entire site, cant stop reading it! thank you for sharing, will be looking forward to your posting.

    i have just started helping my parents to register items in their shop (in a blog), i came across your site while i am trying to determine the origin of a mask (between korean / balinese).

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