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Ceremonial mask


East Borneo
BenuĂ  Dayak
Wood, dyes, 29 x 24 x 14 cm
Price: CHF 300.-
Inv. BO.02.001

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 face is characterised by a general deformation of the traits and by perforated ears from which hang big pointed earrings.

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