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A fine example of the mid-western middle hills mask.  This genre is characterized by rough hewn carving often of a somewhat daunting and menacing appearance.  This mask has goat fur embellishments, making up the hair on the head, as well as the moustache and beard.  This mask has clearly been used and reused many times, and the villagers modified its appearance as they saw fit over time.  For instance there are very old nails visible in some areas, and the piece has a beautiful patina though the current facial hair may not be the original beard and moustache.  This is not a detraction... the mask is from an authentic living tradition and does have obvious age and signs of use.

ITEM NAME:   Himalayan Mask
PRICE:   Email 
STATUS:   Available
PEOPLE/REGION:    Nepal middle hills




20th c


9" wide
10" high

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