HORNBILL MASK IBAN Masque Antique Museum Class Collection - For Sale
HORNBILL MASK IBAN Masque Antique Museum Class Collection
Circa 1930. The wooden mask is adorn with a skull and human hair. Mask only: 16 x 27 cm / 6.3 x 10.6 inches Total height(with skull): 41 cm / 16.1 inches Skull length: 25 cm / 9.8 inches Weight: 0.5 kg / 1.1 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.