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Tamang Himalaya Mask


A 27 cm Tamang Himalaya Mask with a good old aged patina.

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A fine Tamang Himalaya Mask

Wood, offer remains. Shiny layered patina.

Size : H= 27 cm, 33cm on the custom made metal stand.

Provenance: This Tamang Himalaya Mask is coming from Bigjan K. an important private collector in the Netherlands.

Estimated age: end XIXth to early XXth

biblio.: Eric Chazot, Himalaya: le visage des dieux, Musée départemental de Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye, Isère,1996

The Tamang Himalaya Mask is a traditional mask used in the cultural and religious practices of the Tamang people of the Himalayan region. The mask is typically made of wood and is hand-carved with intricate designs and patterns.

The Tamang Himalaya Mask features a prominent mouth and eyes. The mask has a layer patina due to offer remains.

The mask is typically worn during traditional dances and ceremonies, such as the Tamang Selo dance, which is performed during festivals and other special occasions. The mask is believed to represent various deities and spirits from Tamang mythology, and is thought to have protective and spiritual powers.

Overall, the Tamang Himalaya Mask is a unique and important cultural artifact that reflects the rich history and traditions of the Tamang people of the Himalayan region.

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