Hand painted hannya cufflinks - wisdom
Hand carved from bone and hand painted Japanese Noh mask, Hannya. The Hannya mask dates back to the 14th century where it first appeared in the Japanese theater. Hannya was once a beautiful woman with striking eyes, and a velvet skin tone. Her name signified wisdom in Sanskrit, a symbol of a pure soul. Deeply wounded by the man she loved, a slow rage of jealousy erupts and eventually pushes her to the edge of madness. Hannya loses her spirit in the darkness and transforms into a demon. A reminder to ease off the drama and seek out your wisdom.