Large Topeng - Tribal Wooden Mask from Sumba

€350,00 EUR


This hand carved wooden mask comes from the beautiful island of Sumba in Indonesia, featuring some of the islands traditional carving motifs.

Topeng means mask in Indonesian.
People in Indonesia have been using masks since ancient times,
for harvest festivals, fertility rites, soul catching, death ceremonies and spiritual dances, initiation rites and exorcism rituals.

They are believed to scare off evil spirits and sickness
as well as protecting from natural disasters like drought and floods.

The mask comes complete with its story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope. Being artisan crafted each piece is slightly different and each has natural, visible cracks as beautiful signs of the aging of the wood.
Dimensions ca 46cm wide x 105cm height with the stand.
The price is for 1 mask, however if you are looking for more pieces we recommend to purchase both sizes of the Topeng masks to create the beautiful suite like you can see in the photo.
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