DAYAK WOODEN MASK & EARRING Borneo Papua Bali Jewelry - For Sale
DAYAK WOODEN MASK & EARRING Borneo Papua Bali Jewelry
1980s collection. Height: 37 cm / 14.6 inches Width: 40 cm / 15.7 inches Weight: 0.4 kg / 0.88 lb After packing: 2.5 kg / 6.6 lb Volumetric weight: 3 kg / 6.6 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.