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Borneoartifact item number: MS 089
An old TOPENG DAYAK AHE, the mask carved entirely of Pelaik Hardwood, similar to Ironwood.
Central Kalimantan Borneo.
A must have for genuine mask lovers worldwide.
Natural lines due to aging is visible to the mask, but otherwise there are no damages to it.
Height: 31 cm / 12.2 inches
Width: 19 cm / 7.5 inches
Weight: 1.1 kg / 2.4 lb
After packing: 2.5 kg / 5.5 lb
Volumetric weight(H x W x L / 5000): 3.5 kg / 7.7 lb
Masks in this region in Borneo are mainly used for harvest festival, fertility rites, soul catching and death ceremonies and spiritual dances.
Soul catching mask are always unearthly, harvest festival mask being colorful, demon dance mask look sinister and demonic, their trademark features bearing facial expressions such as protruding eyes-jagged teeth-demonic fangs-tongue jutting out-wrinkled forehead..etc
COLORS are which provides the masks its identities, white as base color and black to emphasize the features, red is always used to denote a demonic character.
I will ship via Registered Mail, 14 working days worldwide, insured.