Africa,  Oceania,  Unknown

Oceanic Mask?

Q: Daniela ask: Unfortunately I don’t know anything about the mask. We bought it from somebody in Czech.
                                                           
                                                           

This mask definitely catches your attention.  Aaron of the maskmuseum.org suggests it might be a Papuan gulf mask or possibly from Northwest Africa.  I’m leaning towards Papua New Guinea.  If anyone has any thoughts, I’d love to hear them.

 

 

 

One Comment

  • Bonnie Kruger

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    I bought several of your books and collected many, many more. I recommend using YouTube to find
    actual festival depictions and Pinterest is a good free way to upload thousands of images.
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