Q: Of all the masks I have from the corners of the world, I only have one whose origins are unknown to me. It has these little perforations on the side which I assume is for attaching hay, or feathers, or maybe leaves for decoration. I would love to find out where it came from. A friend bought it for me as a housewarming gift and said the man that sold the mask spoke no English. Marcos, 598
A: This is a fine looking mask, but not something that I can identify. Frankly, this happens frequently. The best we can do is hope that one of the blog’s readers will have an idea. The wood is carved thinly. There appear to be 9 holes on each side, but none on the top or bottom.