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BORNEO MASK OLD ASIAN ARTIFACT Topeng Wood Wall Decoration Face Facial Statue
Price: USD 165.00
Shipping Price: USD 29.00
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Posted: 18th Oct 15 Updated: 20th Oct 15
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Borneoartifact item number: MS 0119
An old authentic Iban Elders mask / Topeng.
Circa 1970, mint.
Origin: Sarawak, Borneo
Height x width: 25 x 15 cm / 9.8 x 5.9 inches
Thickness: 6 cm / 2.4 inches
Weight: 0.35 kg / 0.77 lb
After packing: 0.8 kg / 1.7 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.
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