BORNEO SKULL MASK 160x110mm Tribal Face Facial Artefact Wall Pub Garden Deco Art


An old Borneo Skull Mask, the mask carved entirely of wood featuring an amputated enemy skull carved with motifs of Creeper Vine / Buah Berinjan. It is unclear why it has sharpened teeth. Excellent condition. Circa 1970. Borneoartifact item number: MS 0121

Origin: Pontianak Kalimantan. Borneo.

Height x width: 16 x 11 cm / 6.3 x 4.3 inches
Side width: 8 cm / 3.1 inches

Weight: 0.5 kg / 1.1 lb
After packing: 1 kg / 2.2 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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