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Different animal mask of Nga Cham

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  • Nga cham mask (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Terma Dance, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Khar

Keywords: Cham, house, Khar, people, Prayer flags


by Ngawang Loday

Nga Cham is a dance performed with a drum by the performers. Every dancer wears different animal mask. They symbolises the creature known as serpent, that we will encounter during the judgement day after death. The animal mask are such as dog, deer, Ox, garuda, snake, lion, goat,etc...

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This resource was provided by Shejun (Documentation of Bhutan's Oral Cultures sponsored by Arcadia). The copyright holder is Shejun (only private uses permitted).

Resource type: Image

Photographer: Ngawang Loday

Photograph Date: 16/Oct/2014

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