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c1900 Painted Tribal Mai Mask Mumarai Sepik River
  • c1900 Painted Tribal Mai Mask Mumarai Sepik River
  • c1900 Painted Tribal Mai Mask Mumarai Sepik River
  • c1900 Painted Tribal Mai Mask Mumarai Sepik River

c1900 Painted Tribal Mai Mask Mumarai Sepik River

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£300.00


Product Description

A very nice early 20th Century painted tribal Mai Mask Mumarai, from the Sepik River region in Papua New Guinea.

The mask is a pronounced long oval shape, with a very long curved nose. The soft red and white painted decoration mimics the tribal tattoos worn by the men. The masks, which represent the spirits of an ancestor, are designed for protection and hung in the entrance of the hut, to ward off evil. However, they are not always family members, as if they are deemed too weak in their powers, the owner may exchange it for another person’s more powerful one.

Size: 12.5 x 42 x 6 cm (5 x 16 ½ x 2 3/8 inches)
Weight: 459 g

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