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Anabera Kolam Mask

Anabera Kolam Mask

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For this purpose the information contained in the following poem has been utilized. Wearing on his head a cloth headdress The colour of blond hair, Disgusting to look upon with legs swollen by elephantitis

Hanging his drum by his shoulder and taking the stick in his hand displaying the caste from which is descended. With no detail left out about this fellow limping on his swollen legs saliva dripping from his beard comes he to the assembly falling now and again

In height half normal size Mucus from his eyes and Saliva from his mouth pouring out false teeth protruding look at the official drummer

Announcer as he comes Hands and feet shivering Head, mouth and chin shaking Drum on his shoulder, comes asking For permission to enter.

The mask maker has been very successful in cleverly depicting the aged decaying and aged appearance of the official drummer announcer. The mask should display and open mouth, spaces between teeth, drunkards’ eyes, a long beard and pointed teeth belonging to the official drummer announcer kolama(comedy). In the early period, in the official drummer announcement’s mask there was turban belonging to the face which was fixed round the head and face and was created out of wood, but today the turban is fitted only to the front of the face. This type is to be found in plenty today. There were two masks used for his two sons called Chukkiniyala and Dunguruwa, and in the Ambalangoda region, several sons with mask were introduced to the audience.

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Kolam Masks of Sri Lanka