Nepal is rich in hand craved wooden materials. Mask is one of them. There are various categories of mask found in Nepal according to different culture and religion. The main types are listed below: Ethnic Folk Cultural Religious Deity Demons Ghosts Shaman Ritual Exorcist Bhairav Ethnicity, Mask Possession, and Mask Dances The Spatial Distribution of Ethnic Communities in Nepal is Gurung, Pahadi Castes Brahmin, Kshatriya, and Dalit, Kiranti, Rai, Limbu Newar Other Castes Tamang .
Himalayan masks are used in Hinduism, Buddhism, by the tribal group of Mountain and Himalayan Region of Nepal. Masks are generally used for reaching the altered state of the consciousness called Shamanism and for exorcism practice. These handcrafted masks represent the unique culture and traditions of the people residing in the Himalayan people. Walking along the Art Galleries around Thamel, Kathmandu, one can find the wide variety of the Himalayan masks. These masks are originally made .