BORNEO MASK OLD ASIAN ARTIFACT Topeng Wood Wall Decoration Face Facial Statue


Borneoartifact item number: MS 0119
An old authentic Iban Elders mask / Topeng. Wood. Circa 1970, a faint hairline at the uppermost section of the mask due from natural aging of wood, nothing to worry about.

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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Published on:17/01/2018

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