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Paper masks were used in the construction of effigies of gods or mythological character.
These effigies varied in size as well as quality. Some were of simple paper pasted over a bamboo frame, without too much ado about the quality. In some cases more elaborate effigies were made with specialist studios making component parts. Masks is such a subject.
In the collection are mud heads of various sizes and also, what we are dealing with here, paper masks. There are two main types of examples. The simple plain masks and the more elaborate examples. The latter especially are quite uncommon and were used at special events, as we have already alluded to, the yearly exhibition of the Paper shop trade.
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