Antique Himalayan Primitive Shaman Mask from Nepal
Size: 40cm high, 12cm wide
Himalaya primitive mask made of carved and patinated wood. Enchased with hair.
Object literature: Nepalese and Tibetan masks are one of the symbols that best represent the culture and traditions of people living in the Himalayan region. The ritual of wearing masks is very old and it comes from animists Himalayan tribes that used to worship spirits of nature and guardians of these majestic mountains. The Shamans of these tribes used to wear masks during rituals they used to perform in order to protect the village, heal diseases or practice exorcisms amongst other purposes.
Object history: Acquired from an European Auction House in 2010.