Photo of the Day: workshopped with masks today after a really long time so thought it apt =) this photo was taken in majuli at the house/workspace of goswami ji, a master performance mask maker, from samaguri satra. we were initially using majuli as a hop over point to get to arunachal from assam. but once we saw the masks here we decided to come back from arunachal and spend some time here. this was a mask that we got made for us. its made in the traditional style of first making a basket weave of the mask with bamboo strips. these are then covered with cloth dipped in clay. cowdung is used to create the contours and then its painted. the hair which came in after this photo was taken is made of jute. there were a lot of mask makers and they were all very very pretty, but goswami ji’s masks had that extra oomph that makes it perfect for performance.