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Masks and Headgear

Chokwe Tshokwe Mask. Kahemba Territory. DRC. Congo. Africa

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    A stunning mask from the Kahemba territory of the Congo . . located near the border with Angola. Hard wood.   Museum quality mask in excellent condition. Circa 1960 – 1970s.   For the Serious Collector. Stand not included.   This mask has been sold. Thanks C.R. !

Ceremonial Water Ancestor Spirit Mask, Iatmul Middle Sepik, PNG. Papua New Guinea

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    This mask was used in ceremonies to placate and pacify dangerous water spirits. Acquired in the late-1960s. In very good condition. Stand not included.

Kwese Wood and Raffia Initiation Mask. Gungu. Kwilu River. DRC. Congo

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    This is an initiation ceremonial mask from the Kwese people. This group is governed by a group of chiefs . . . from everyday life to agriculture.   Masks play a crucial role in protecting boys during the vulnerable period between boyhood and manhood. Kwese… Continue reading

West Coast. Mali Senufo Kpelie Mask. Wood. Western Africa.

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  Mali is a land-locked African state that once consisted of three West African empires: the Ghana Empire, the Mali Empire and the Songhai Empire.   There are a lot of unique features about these masks – in additional to having refined feminine beauty. The Kpelie mask typically… Continue reading

Balinese Wooden Barong Mask. Handcarved. Hindu. Bali.

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    I believe that this is Barong Sae, a lion-like creature… the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good and enemy of Rangda.   Colorful. Some minor repairs through the years. Stand not included.

Rare and HUGE Wooden Garuda Mask. Hand Crafted. Wall Hanging. Nepal.

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    Hand carved from one piece of wood. Pimpled texture with lots of detail and color. Hand painted.   Set of (detachable) peg horns. A stunning piece. Stand not included.   For the Serious Collector. Stunning!

Bronze Garuda Head with Religious Ribbons. Buddhist. Tibet

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    A detailed Garuda or eagle head with attached ceremonial ribbons.

Balinese Wooden Barong Mask. Handcarved. Hindu. Bali.

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    I believe that this is Barong Sae, a lion-like creature… the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good and enemy of Rangda. On the other hand, it could be Sang Jopor Manik. Not sure.   What I am perfectly sure of is that… Continue reading

Large Bronze Dragon Mask. Buddhist. Handcrafted. Nepal

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    Such masks or wall hangings are commonly found outside Buddhist and Hindu temples and are considered guardians. They are also found over the main entrances of homes, deterring evil spirits and negativity.   This highly detailed mask is hand crafted by 7th generation Nepalese craftsmen.   For… Continue reading

Antique “The Dead” Wooden Dance Mask. Patron. Guatemala.

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  Offering is a very old Patron mask from Nahuala Solola in west central Guatemala. For you who know about Guatemalan masks, this is a gem in a museum quality condition. A rare find and in fine condition. Circa late-1800s to early 1900s. For the Serious Collector. Stand not included.
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