18 Sanniya (Medicine Demon) Sri Lankan Traditional Mask

Published on 2022-05-16 11:20:07

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18 Sanniya is performed with the ancient beliefs of dislodging all kind of ailments and bringing good health. Its used in “Sanni Yakkuma”, a traditional ritual performed to bring good health to an individual, family or even a whole village! The 18 Sanniya is still performed today in Sri Lanka, though more often as a cultural spectacle than an exorcism ritual. There are 18 differet demons representing 18 different common ailments. 10″ x 7″