Ceremonial mask

East Borneo
Bahau Dayak
Wood, dyes, 36 x 29 x 22 cm
Price: CHF 400.-
Inv. BO.11.045

Ceremonial mask, used on occasion of the propitiatory dances performed before sowing time in order to bless and protect the young rice plants and ensure a good growing season culminating in a rich harvest and prosperity for the community.
The mask is characterized by a mouth shaped in the form of mythical aso’, the «dog-dragon» protector.

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