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12. Aziatica; Sanni Yakumamasker uit Sri Lanka - ca. 1975

Dit masker werd gebruikt bij Sanni Yakuma, een rituele duivelsdans uit Sri Lanka

Dit masker stelt Maha Kola Sanni Yaka voor, een demon die ziekte kan veroorzaken. Aan weerszijden zijn achttien zogeheten sanniya's afgebeeld, die de verschillende verschijningsvormen van de demon weergeven. Elke sanniya veroorzaakt een ziekte die te maken heeft met slijm, gal of adem. De twee cobra's langs het lijf van de demon symboliseren zijn giftige adem. De vijf cobra's in de kroon staan voor de vijf soorten hoofdpijn die de demon kan veroorzaken.

Het masker betaat uit 5 losse onderdelen die in elkaar gechoven kunnen worden ( romp, 2 oren, 2 zijpanelen met de 18 sanniya's).

Dit masker werd niet gedragen tijdens de ceremonie, maar opgehangen of op de grond geplaatst.

Hoogte 75 cm
Breedte 51 cm
Diepte 20 cm
Gemaakt uit het lichte hout ven de kaduru boom
Gemaakt ca 1975 in Ambalangoda (zuidwest Sri Lanka)
Gewicht 3,2 kg

Conditie: Het masker verkeert in uitstekende staat
Kleine onopvallende scheur in het gebit van de onderste demon ( aan binnenzijde met krammetje gefixeerd)

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Catawiki nummer: 3966847
Titel: SANNI YAKUMA MASKER
Fabrikant/Uitgever: Gemaakt in Ambalangado - Sri Lanka
Voorwerp: Ritueel masker om duivels uit te drijven
Jaar: 1975
Afmetingen: H 75 cm, B 51 cm, D 20 cm
Thema: Ritueel masker om duivels uit te drijven
Land: Sri Lanka
Soort: Aziatica
Kleur: Meerkleurig
Bijzonderheden: Sanni Yakuma From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sanni yakuma, sometimes known as Daha ata sanniya is a traditional Sinhalese exorcism ritual. The ritual consists of 18 dances, each depicting a particular illness or ailment affecting humans. These 18 dances are the main dances of the Pahatharata, or low country, dancing form, which is one of the three main dancing forms of Sri Lanka. The ritual calls the demons who are thought to affect the patient, who are then told not to trouble humans and banished Origins It was believed that illnesses were brought on humans by demons. According to folklore, the 18 demons who are depicted in the Sanni Yakuma originated during the time of the Buddha. The story goes that the king of Licchavis of Vaishali suspected his queen of committing adultery and had her killed. However, she gave birth when she was executed and her child became the Kola Sanniya, who grew up "feeding on his mother's corpse". The Kola Sanni demon destroyed the city, seeking vengeance on his father, the king. He created eighteen lumps of poison and charmed them, thereby turning them into demons who assisted him in his destruction of the city. They killed the king, and continued to wreak havoc in the city, "killing and eating thousands" daily, until finally being tamed by the Buddha and agreed to stop harming humans. Each of these demons are believed to affect humans in the form of an illnesses, and the Sanni Yakuma ritual summons these demons and banishes them back to the demon world after bringing them under control. Although it is unclear when the ritual began, it has been performed in the southern and western parts of the country since ancient times. Ritual The name of the ritual comes from the Sinhala word sanniya meaning disease or ailment, and yakuma meaning demon ritual. In Sri Lankan culture, exorcism rituals are known as tovil. The Sanni Yakuma is possibly the best known exorcism ritual in the country. It is a mix of traditional beliefs regarding spirits with Buddhism. Before performing the healing ritual, the lead performer known as the yakadura determines whether the patient is affected by a demon, and schedules the ritual for an auspicious day and time. It has two main stages, namely the Ata Paliya and Daha Ata Sanniya.[ The dancers are dressed in colourful attire and masks, and perform swift and complex dance steps and spins accompanied by rhythmical drum beats. Rather comic and somewhat obscene dialogues take place between the drummer and the demon on stage, in which the demon is humiliated. For example, Moore and Myerhoff (1977) describe the following dialogue translated from Sinhala: Drummer: Where are you off to? Demon: I am off to Maradana by a first class express bus. Drummer: ...What was it I saw you doing only yesterday? You pissed near the sacred bodhi tree, then shitted on the temple grounds after which you stole a monk's robes. What else have you done? ... Demon: You peretaya! Drummer: Aah – you are only a mad demon – beneath contempt. Ata Paliya Ata Paliya is the name given to the eight dances in the first stage of the ritual. Before the dances begin, the Yakadura prepares some offerings for the demons, which will be given to them by the patient. The Ata Paliya depicts eight palis who bless the patient. This includes the Suniyan Yakshaniya who appears thrice as a beautiful damsel, a pregnant woman and a woman carrying a baby. This is followed by Maruwa (death) and demons called Kalu Yaka, Vatha Kumara and Kalu Kumara. The other palis are known as Anguru Dummala Paliya, Kalaspaliya and Salupaliya. Daha Ata Sanniya Although the Daha Ata Sanniya is part of the Sanni Yakuma, the name is sometimes used to refer to the ritual itself. This is the stage when the sanni demons make their appearance one after the other. The demons who first appear frightening when they enter the stage in frenzied dances are then shown as comic figures through enactments, with them being humiliated and forced to do various things. The Kola Sanni demon enters last, who is depicted as a non Buddhist demon. In the end, he is made to obtain the permission of the Buddha and accept offerings from humans, and agrees to stop troubling them. In the end, the dancer appears before the patient after removing the mask. Although there are only eighteen demons, there is a variety of sanni masks that differ from place to place. However, the eighteen most commons masks (and names of the demons) are as follows: Demon Associated ailment Amukku Sanniya Vomiting and stomach diseases Abutha Sanniya Non–spirit related insanity Butha Sanniya Spirit related insanity Bihiri Sanniya Deafness Deva Sanniya Epidemic diseases Gedi Sanniya Boild and skin diseases Gini Jala Sanniya Malaria and other high fevers Golu Sanniya Dumbness Gulma Sanniya Parasitic worms and stomach diseases Jala Sanniya Cholera and chills Kana Sanniya Blindness Kora Sanniya Lameness and paralysis Maru Sanniya Delirium and death Naga Sanniya Bad dreams about snakes Pissu Sanniya Temporary insanity Pith Sanniya Bilious diseases Slesma Sanniya Phlegm and epilepsy Vatha Sanniya Flatulence and rheumatism Current status The Sanni Yakuma is still performed today, though more often as a cultural spectacle than an exorcism ritual. However, it is not widely performed because of the high costs involved and also because of its long duration. Notes ^ However, this story is given differently in Buddhist sources, and describes the Buddha saving the city from a plague through the chanting of the Ratana Sutta.