Displayed in this section a variety smaller masks up to 15cm/6" tall that have been created from mediums such as aged coconut shell, wood and hide. I have numbers of Coconut shell and Redwood and Black masks from 2" up to 6". Email us with numbers required and we will email back a photographic selection.
Timorese masks fall into 3 main categories. Those made with paddle handles that are used to 'hide' ones face when raiding a neighbour in times of hunger. Those made to be placed inside the hut above the front entrance that repel anyone with evil intent and allow people of good intent to pass through the doorway and also used by Atoni men to 'put on a face' when dancing.
As a fellow field collector says " and then there are those that find you".