Seeing the world through a mask
History of Chinese Masks
People in ancient times created masks and mask like objects and prayed to them for protection. People placed their wishes upon these masks. It was the masks job to communicate with the gods and bless the people. The people used masks in sacrificial rituals. Depending on the function that a mask has been assigned it can be an exorcising mask, Tibetan, sorcerers', dramatic mask, and more. Mask can be made of paper and grass, or stones and metals, or leather and cloth, but mostly wood.