Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pune Mask, Korea

The Pune (or Bune) Hahoe mask from Korea is historically seen as a widow. With a gentle smile hinted at by the mouth and eyes, as well as crescent-shaped eyebrows and a thin high nose, the Pune depicts classical beauty according to traditional Korean standards. She is usually seen in performances with the Yongban and/or Sonbi, who boast of their high status and education in order to seduce her. Through actions and gestures (the character never speaks), Pune is somewhat flirtatious.
Read more about Pune on the Hahoe Mask Museum website.

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