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Mask and costume for lion dance
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Why this is a
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Chosen and explained by Lara, Tien-shi CHEN "Ethnic Chinese and the Lion Dance". Culture and tradition cross borders along with people. The number of Chinese people around the world who have emigrated from China is estimated to have reached 30 million, and the lion dance has spread worldwide with them. Accompanied by traditional music and firecrackers, the agile and lovable lion dance encourages people and is loved everywhere. For the young Ethnic Chinese, performing the lion dance also supports their identity as Chinese.

History of the Object
In China, the lion dance is believed to ‘exorcise the evil and welcome the happiness’. That’s why a pair of stone lions is placed at a building entrance or gate, and why the lion dance is performed at celebrations or festivals.

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Type
Performance Art 
Materials
metal, glass, jewelry, bamboo, wood, thread, string, cloth, paper, fur, feather, gum, plastic, paint 
Measurements
The width and height shown below is only for the mask. 
Creator name
Overseas Chinese 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Singapore 
Geography
Singapore 
Time period
AD 21th century ~ AD 21th century 
Creation date
21st Century 
Function
mask and costume 
Acquisition
Collected in 1987 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
National Museum of Ethnology, Japan (Minpaku) 
Museum
National Museum of Ethnology 
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