Large and deeply convex with extended nose and brow. Great piece. The finished effect has been achieved by firstly sanding with teak leaves then polishing with a wild boars tusk.
Burnished Teak/kiyu jati.
35cm high x 24cm wide x 14cm deep.
14" high x 9.5" wide x 5.5" deep.
1300g/2lb14oz. Mask only. 3050g with stand.
Handcarved using the simplest of tools from wood, bone, coral and coconut Timorese masks fall into 3 main categories. Those made with paddle handles that are used to 'hide' ones face when raiding a neighbour in times of hunger. Those made to be placed inside the hut above the front entrance that repel anyone with evil intent and allow people of good intent to pass through the doorway and also used by Atoni men to 'put on a face' when dancing.
As a fellow field collector says "and then there are those that find you".
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All items have been treated to AQIS standards.
Collected in 1995 by Julie Emery field collector and Timorese textile, craft and fossil specialist since 1990.
See Category G in Zz freight tables at bottom of category list to the left for freight costs.
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