Beautifully carved. Its not something i normally do but It has been cleaned up a bit to preserve the beauty, because the condition this mask was found in was really dirty due to sitting in a long house for so long.
Australasian Oceania Origins. Probably 19th century. This has a number of features which suggest it is a cannibals mask from a cannibalistic tribe. It has a skull on the top, sharpened teeth and there is no nose, which I am told has cannibalistic origins.
This a esthetically striking ethnographic mask originates from the Indoneasian island of Java. It is an original peice displaying a wonderul patina. It is around 50-60 years of age, we have owned it for 30 years.
Oma- Barong Mask Protector Mask Wall Hanging Gatekeeper Against Evil. Wall Hanging Mask Wall Mount Looks fantastic, great colours a real eye popper. Sides slide Of for packaging. Dimensions: Approx: 15inW x 11inH
A further manifestation of devotion to the ancestors is reflected in the construction of impressive stone burial monuments, vestiges of one of the last surviving megalithic cultures on the planet. Funeral ceremonies and burials can be delayed for decades during which the bodies of the deceased are kept in the homes of the living.
Hand Carved By Hepa Gibbons Graduate of the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute in Rotorua, New Zealand. This incredible Mask was hand-carved in New Zealand by Hepa Gibbons at the Arts & Crafts Institute in Rotorua.
This is almost certainly Atoni and from West Timor. Their culture is notable for its spatial symbolism, associated with a gender dichotomy. Male-female principle is important, as with the duality of sun-earth, light-dark, open-close, dry season-wet season, outer-inner, central-periphery, secular-sacral, right-left, and so on.
It's a moral tale, full of instructions and examples on how to lead the good life. Rama is of noble birth, for he moves in a refined manner. Rama wins the hand of beautiful Sita in an archery contest, but through the intervention of Barata's mother, Rama is prevented from succeeding his father as king.
Mask is crated in the image of. LOKI :The trickster god is a complex character a master of guile and deception. Others compare him to Hermes who tricked Apollo and also often broke boundaries. Loki can at times be reminiscent of the Chinese Monkey King whose persona in myth underwent changes over the centuries.