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Detail photos

What an interesting and rare mask this one is! Originating in a Tamang / Gurung community in the middle hills, it is distinguished by its wonderful convex form - a quality that is difficult to capture in photos.  The mask has an interesting rectangular shape, with strong angular lines contrasted by the curved shape of the wood mentioned above.  It has primitive features common among the Gurung, Tamang and Magar masks.  There are remnants of goat fur moustache and beard.  It reminds one of the  Kachina masks found among the Indians in the South West, United States to some degree. Nice patina with rich reddish undertones.

 

ITEM NAME:   Himalayan Mask
ITEM CODE:   HMM-15
PRICE:   Email 
SHIPPING:  
STATUS:   SOLD
PEOPLE/REGION:    Nepal middle hills

MATERIALS:   

Wood

AGE:   

Early 20th C.

SIZE:   

9" wide
12" long
 

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