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Masks and Headgear

Hand Carved, Hand Painted Mask, Bali, Indonesia

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Detail: Carved from a solid block of tropical Balaloo wood, this mask is then hand painted by skilled woodcarvers. Late 1900’s. Sorry, this item has been sold. CONTACT US for other items that have similar characteristics.

Chokwe – Expressive Pwo Mask, Congo Africa

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Detail: From the Chokwe people of Congo, Angola and Zambia. Represents the ancestral spirit of Pwo, the archetype of female beauty and womanhood . . . fertility. Woven locks with animal hide and shells for headband. Carved from wood. Stand not included. For the Serious Collector.

Bronze Singh or Lion Mask, Thailand

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Detail: Very good casting on this mask from Thailand. Believed to be cast in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Until 1991, it was in an antique shop in Thailand. I have had it in my collection since then.

Old Jokwe Mask, Congo Africa

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Jokwe, Chokwe or Tchokwe are governed by a king (Mwana Ngana). This tribe is vigorous and courageous hunters and agriculturists. Netting and shells that form the headdress are from the sea. Circa mid-1900’s. From my private collection. Pristine condition. For the Serious Collector.… Continue reading

Chokwe – Chihongo Spirit Mask, Congo Africa

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From Congo/Angola/Zambia area where the Chokwe population resides. Chihongo is the male spirit of wealth and power. This older tribal art mask was used in ceremonial events. Ratan and feathers form the headgear and woven rope form the bib. Carved from native wood. Stand not included.

Wooden Long Mask, China

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Detail: What a great and colorful Chinese mask. Notice the detail on the face and beard.

Carvers Clan Mask, New Guinea

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Details: Ancestor mask from Iatmul New Guinea. Openwork eyes. Very imposing. Clan designs. Authentic. Stand not included.
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