Title:Ramayana: The Ramayana as Told by the Rajbanchi Masks, The Alain Rouveure Collection
Publisher:Galerie Le toit du monde
Subject:Coffee Table Books
Remarks:Colour Photographs, Bibliographical Notes and Acknowledgments.
Size:210 x 275 mm
The Ramayana, one of the the two great ancient Indian epic poems, is commemorated in Northern India and Southern Nepal with performances put on and interpreted by the Rajbanchi. In Productions that unfold over a period of several days, they replay the major events of the story using make-up and masks to portray its protagonists. The masks illustrated in this book come from Alain Rouveure's superb collection, on of the most important in the world of its kind. They offer us a unique panorama of the Rajbanchi's artistic production.