NOTE: AS OF TODAY, 2 BUYERS ARE WATCHING THIS ITEM. I WILL UPDATE AS THE NUMBER RISES OR FALLS, THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST. From a tribe in the middle hills of Napal in Southern Asia, typically used for shamanistic purposes and is carved in a primitive fashion. Part of the charm of this mask is the way it has aged.Please enlarge the front and back photos and study them carefully. This is an authentic old, used mask with an export wax seal that most masks lack. Many of the tribal masks you see at some auctions and thrift shops have been artificially aged. These types of masks were carved by a village shaman to perform healing, initiation and other rites. Usually stored hanging from the ceiling of a smoke-filled hut, turns these masks a greasy, dark brown.
Even though it is very crude, masks like this have a strong appeal for private collectors as well as spiritual ethnic devotes. Although the actual age is unknown by me, the wax seal typically dates it somewhere in the 19C. Dimensions: 10 1/2 top to bottom. 6 3/4 side to side.
Weighs 1 lbs, 2 oz. REGARDING ITEM DESCRIPTIONS: PLEASE READ.
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The seller is "theartistattic" and is located in Chino Hills, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.