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A traditional mask maker from the environmentally endangered world's biggest river island Majuli strikes a pose with a Hanuman mask

Natun Samaguri Satra is one of the many Hindu Vaishnavite monasteries dotting the bucolic landscape of Majuli, the rapidly shrinking river island on Brahmaputra river in the eastern Indian state of Assam.This particular monastery specialises in the art of making masks inspired from Indian epics used for religious festivals.Just like the island itself, this 350 year old art is under threat of disappearing and master craftsmen like this person are keeping it alive.

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Bangalore , India
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2017
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2017, 11:48 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 67mm
Shutter Speed: 1/50
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: ISO2500
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PHOTO LOCATION Majuli, India