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Mongolian Mask Dancing

Mongolian Religious Mask Dancing playing cards, c.2010, printed by Tul Co Ltd of Ulaanbaatar Mongolia but published by Sherson Publishing House Pte Ltd of Singapore. The art of Mongolian Mask Dancing is called "Tsam" and is one of the significant religious rituals reflecting buddhist teaching. It is a theatrical art performed by skilled dancers bearing the external appearance and characters of different apostles and devils, animals or real people whose names can be read at the bottom of each card. See the Box

Mongolian Religious Mask Dancing playing cards, c.2010

Above: Mongolian Religious Mask Dancing playing cards, c.2010. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

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