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Yangban mask from Hanhoe, Korea

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#Ssamjigil (Ssamji Street) in Insadong, Seoul

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Korean masks (탈) have a long tradition with use in a variety of contexts. They were used in war, on both soldiers and their horses; ceremonially, for burial rites in jade and bronze and for shamanistic ceremonies 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. The masks were often made of alder wood, with several coats of lacquer to give the masks gloss, and…

Korean Masks by Richard Macalino, Korea.

Old expressions - 'Tal' are masks Korean traditional masks. The masks were often made of alder wood, with several coats of lacquer to give the masks gloss, and waterproof them for wearing. They were usually also painted, and often had hinges for mouth movement. Now a days, they're used as miniature masks for tourist souvenirs, and hung on cell-phones for good luck.