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Africa | Mask "mukinka" from the Salampasu people of DR Congo | Wood, kaolin, copper sheet and metal tags

Africa | Mask "mukinka" from the Salampasu people of DR Congo | Wood, kaolin, copper sheet and metal tags

Transformation mask ~ North West Native American  [Cross posted from Masks] http://www.northwestcoastgallery.com/products-page/masks/transformation-mask/

Transformation mask ~ North West Native American [Cross posted from Masks] http://www.northwestcoastgallery.com/products-page/masks/transformation-mask/

The extremely stylized chimpanzee masks are called mwisi gwa so'o a term that alludes to the "spirit-ivested object of the chimpanzee human" that inhabits the mask. The mwisi gwa so'o masqueraders wear a costume of aniumal skin, barkcloth and the hair of Colobis monkeys. Their raucous dances, performed at funeral and memorial services, reflect Hemba ideas about death and social chaos and stand in diametrical opposition to the otherwise ordered world of the living. (from African Masks from…

The extremely stylized chimpanzee masks are called mwisi gwa so'o a term that alludes to the "spirit-ivested object of the chimpanzee human" that inhabits the mask. The mwisi gwa so'o masqueraders wear a costume of aniumal skin, barkcloth and the hair of Colobis monkeys. Their raucous dances, performed at funeral and memorial services, reflect Hemba ideas about death and social chaos and stand in diametrical opposition to the otherwise ordered world of the living. (from African Masks from…

Africa | 'Kifwebe' mask from the Songye people of DR Congo | Wood, kaolin and pigment | This is a female 'kikashi' form of the mask

Africa | 'Kifwebe' mask from the Songye people of DR Congo | Wood, kaolin and pigment | This is a female 'kikashi' form of the mask

Window Peeper Clod Elf

Window Peeper Clod Elf

Citipati “Lord of the Cemetery” Matched Pair,    Tibet or Bhutan,19th/early 20th Century

Citipati “Lord of the Cemetery” Matched Pair, Tibet or Bhutan,19th/early 20th Century

Haida Mask, Native American, 1800 -1850

Haida Mask, Native American, 1800 -1850

it's an HSES Arty Party!: Kimmy Cantrell inspired clay project

it's an HSES Arty Party!: Kimmy Cantrell inspired clay project

Deg Hit'an Bear Mask. Anvik Alaska.19th Century.

Deg Hit'an Bear Mask. Anvik Alaska.19th Century.

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