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A very primitive mask from the far west of Nepal, in the vicinity of Jumla.  The mask is rough hewn with very course, angular carving.  It has pigments that indicate it was probably meant to represent a wandering mendicant of the Vaishnav sect.  This is clear from the forehead marking - a tilak or ritual anointment used by worshipers of Vishnu or his avatars. The sadhus as the wandering Hindu mendicants are known are common characters in middle hills ritual performances and typically provide some comic relief or  some sort of morality play in a ritual performance associated with one of the many religious festivals that take place during the course of a year.

 

ITEM NAME:   Himalayan Mask
ITEM CODE:   HMM-54
PRICE:   Email 
SHIPPING:  
STATUS:   SOLD
PEOPLE/REGION:    Nepal's far west middle hills

MATERIALS:   

Wood

AGE:   

 circa 50 years or more

SIZE:   

12 inches high x 7 inches wide
 

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