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Masks

When we heard the word masks, the thing which comes into our mind is a piece of clothe like material attached to a piece of elastic is to wear preventing insertion of the unwanted harmful materials into the respiratory system.

But the story of Sri Lankan masks is not the same and it is not that simple. Those masks are made by a piece of wood and painted abstractly to catch any eyesight. The history of the making of masks in Sri Lanka is back to 1800s. People in that era somehow able to carve a face on a piece of wood with sharp rocks. After the carving happens, those faces were painted by colors which were prepared by using herbals.