CHINESE OPERA MASKS:
COLOR IS EVERYTHING
Some of the decorations for the Lantern Festival
feature large silk masks -- faces of the Chinese Opera.
They're striking -- bold, beautiful, very colorful.
Characters in the Chinese opera often wear masks
that have different colors, each meant to symbolize
the characters' roles and portray
their emotional states and personalities.
Their colors hold they key:
o Green masks symbolize characters who are impulsive.
o Red masks are for characters who are brave and loyal.
o Black masks for characters considered fierce, impartial.
o Yellow masks for ambitious souls, and cool headed.
o Blue masks for characters loyal and steadfast.
o White masks are very important, and significant!
CAN YOU GUESS WHAT THE WHITE MASK SYMBOLIZES?
(What color mask fits you?)