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Lengola Mask, Zaire-early 20th century. Wood, encrusted patina The Lengola produce large statues (Butoka), which are made of six pieces of wood and are intended to wart off evil to ensure social stability. During the initiation rite, when the statues would be ceremonially brought out, abstract polychrome masks were used as well.
Africa | Mask from the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Horn, vegetal fiber, cowrie shells, human hair and textile || The kunggang of the Bamileke belong to an important association of healers and headmen, and for the purification of villages. They represent the power of intervention against sorcery.
Here is a rarity. Balinese traditional dance masks assuming the form of a Native American transformation mask. What you first see is a Barong demon who opens up revealing the spirit of Dalem. This is the work of a professional Balinese carver who was experimenting with something different back in the late 20th century when they were first hired to reproduce NWC masks for export to the US and Canada. Note the careful antiquing. Balinese professional carver.