This chunky handcarved mask can be mounted on a stand or with eyelets and wire for wall mounting. Simple but effective this mask has a quietly powerful presence .C1970
28.5cm high x 19cm wide x 8.5cm deep.
11.5" high x 7.5 " wide x 3.25" deep.
Handcarved using the simplest of tools from wood, bone, coral and coconut 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".
All items have been treated to AQIS standards
Collected in 1993 by Julie Emery field collector and Timorese textile, craft and fossil specialist since 1990.
Today Timorese crafts people continue to create uninfluenced culturally appropriate works of art and soul.
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