This is a One of a Kind Black Pigment Wood Double Face Mask from Barak or Boiken Tribe from Turubu Region of East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. This mask has been painted with black earth pigments several times for ceremonial use.
This unique Wood mask has a narrow elongated form with a chin tapering to a point. It is extremely hollowed and constricted underneath the eye area with pierced eyes flanking a raised middle ridge. On top of the ridge sits another face mask, and their are piercings in the ears for attachments. The elongated nose underneath has a bow-shaped projection, representing a spirit.Within the Lower Sepik area, it is generally accepted that long pointed noses represent spiritual beings while short naturalistic ones portray true ancestors. A One of Kind unique powerful spirit and ceremonial mask that would be a wonderful addition to your collection or your home. COMES ON STAND 7 1/4" tall 4" wide 3 1/4 deep Collected in the field, shows age and has, but otherwise in good condition.
AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF BACARA. The item "Papua New Guinea East Sepik Boiken Two Face Spirit Mask" is in sale since Thursday, April 2, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.