Octopus mask, Tlingit (I like the idea of the five frontlets on a mask.) Also, the cheek crease like is interesting.

Mask of the Tlingit people of the Pacific Northwest, representing an octopus or squid.

sun_mask_by_rocais.jpg (300×321)

sun_mask_by_rocais.jpg (300×321)

This work is an outstanding example of Pwo, a classic Chokwe mask genre that honors founding female ancestors.  Such representations are especially significant given that the Chokwe trace descent through their mothers' lines. Inscribed motifs on the mask's forehead and cheeks are classic graphic designs that aesthetically enhanced a woman's beauty in past generations and were signs of ethnic identity.

Metropolitan Museum info on their Female (Pwo) mask. Chokwe peoples (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Wood, fiber, pigment, and metal.

조선시대 탈 - Google 검색

조선시대 탈 - Google 검색

Mask Chokwe Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo Late 19th-Early 20th century Wood fiber beads and pigment  Photographed at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Mask Chokwe Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo Late century Wood fiber beads and pigment Photographed at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Haida Bird Mask from the 19th–20th century. Wood (cedar), paint, feathers, copper, whalebone, string, iron nails. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Bird Mask from century, British Columbia. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC Haida culture, British Columbia)

Suku Hemba Helmet Mask, DR Congo http://www.imodara.com/item/dr-congo-suku-hemba-initiation-mask/

Helmet Mask (Hemba) century Geography:Democratic Republic of the Congo Culture:Suku peoples

Besek Mask Topeng~Cyclops~1 Eyed Demon~Bali Art carved wood

Balinese Mata Besek Mask Eyed Demon~Bali Art carved wood in Collectibles, Cultures & Ethnicities, Asian

* Masque mortuaire de femme Tlingit. Réalisé par Maurice G. Dérumaux en 1965-75. Copie d'un masque Tlingit qui représente l'esprit d'une vieille femme de haut rang. Il peut s'agir d'un masque mortuaire. La lèvre inférieure est ornée d'un labret incustré d'abalone. Les peintures du visage indiquent une affiliation clanique.. Bois, abalone (labret, pendants d'oreilles et collier), peinture, lanière de peau, corde

Death mask of Tlingit woman of high rank; the designs on the face indicate her clan affiliation.

Goat Mask (Je) Date: 19th–20th century Geography: Côte d'Ivoire, central Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Culture: Guro or Baule Medium: Wood, feathers, cotton, sacrificial materials metmuseum.crg

Goat Mask, Africa century Côte d'Ivoire, central Culture: Guro or Baule. (it is very reminiscent of the Egyptian God Innubis, very curious).

Nepalese Garuda mask > daring and fearless with great strength and power it soars beyond. It symbolizes freedom from hopes and fears; and is a powerful antidote to the negative influences of Nagas (spirits) which can cause disease and all kinds of harm.

Pinterest
Search