Sam from Long Beach for these wooden masks, signifying Korean culture and ancestry. I’ts always a great time with these heritage pieces. I have a few in rotation at the moment, can’t wait to showcase the new segments.
The purpose of these national treasures were to be used in war, for both the soldier and its horse. Ceremonially, for burial rites to drive away evil spirits; to remember the faces of great historical figures in death masks; and in the arts, particularly in ritual dances, courtly, and theatrical plays.