PreOwned - Korean Yangban & Bune Masks
Pre-Owned. Looks New. Well Kept. Vintage Korean Traditional Wood Masks Wallhanging Yangban and Bune. Hand Decorated. Made in Korea. Bought in Korea in 1981.
Actual mask measures about 10 x 7cm. Comes in its original frame measuring about 16 x 31 x 1cm. Been hanged on the wall for almost 20 years until I took it down 3months ago.
Style : Traditional/Oriental
Packaging: Original Frame
Mounting : Wall Mounted
History of Masks -
Yangban Mask (the arrogant aristocrat)
This is the typical mask and is a masterpiece of Hahoe art. The face is a representation of a mix of bluff and composure. It represents a Korean smile and hospitality.
Bune Mask (the concubine)
The mask shows a concubine of either Yangban, the aristocrat, or Sonbi, the scholar. The mask has a tiny fixed mouth, smiling eyes, and apple cheeks – all representing beauty and good humor.
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