Yao Shaman’s Mask
A unique Yao Shaman’s mask, from the early 20th century, representing a figure of the Yao Taoist pantheon.
Central to the Yao religion are the shaman. These masks were worn during a variety of rituals, including funerals, marriages, healing, or repelling evil spirits. Made from layers of handmade rice paper. Natural colouring to make the paints. The shaman’s name is written on the back in Han Chinese characters.