|Made in Indonesia
The island of Timor gave rise to a distinctive tradition (or traditions) of dance masks whose precise origins and significance remain uncertain. What information exists suggests that many of the masks originated in Timor-Leste (East Timor). Portraying both male and female ancestors, they were worn by men during dances and other ceremonies, including celebrations of victory in war.
When in use, the masks were typically painted and adorned with strips of hide or bristles representing facial hair and worn with a headdress or a hood that covered the head, further concealing the dancer’s identity. The present mask has no eye holes, and the wearer would have looked out through the mouth. Some masks were made from perishable materials, but wood examples such as this deeply patinated work were preserved and reused many times.
|: Teak Wood
|: Artwork, Jewelry
|: 25 x 28 cm
|: 19th – 20th Century
|Country of Origin
|: Made in Indonesia
How to care for this East Timor Mask?
- Wipe down the statue with a dry washcloth.
- Fill a bucket with water and add a wood-safe soap to the water.
- Dip the washcloth into the soapy water and wipe down the wooden statue with the wet and soapy washcloth.
- Wet the second washcloth with plain water. Wipe down the statue with the second washcloth.
- Dry the statue with a dry towel. Remove as much excess water as possible, then place the statue in a well-ventilated area where the remaining water will dry quickly.
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Note: Wood is a naturally grown raw material. Each wood species has characteristic features and decorative particularities called “grains”. In the same way, as no tree is like any other, no two sheets of veneer or wood are the same. The color, pattern, and structure of each sheet of veneer or wood are unique. Kaliuda Gallery's furniture products are made from solid wood. Woodgrain structure will differ in each product. The grain structure of the actual furniture delivered is sure to be different from the one shown in the pics.
Pick Up In-Store
Certain items are eligible for collection at Kaliuda Gallery. Though in-stock items can be picked up 2 hours after your order has been placed at no additional cost. Otherwise, non-stock items will be available according to pre-order time. Please see the dimensions of the item to make sure the product will fit in your vehicle. Therefore, visit our Shipping Information Page for more information.
For handicraft goods, customers can request to be sent via an online courier application or Tiki CTC.
Not only handicraft but also in-stock furniture and glassware, we provide same-day or next-day delivery. Meanwhile, shipping costs for the Bali area can be seen here.
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CUSTOM FURNITURE & HOME DECOR
Firstly, as furniture & home decor suppliers and manufacturers, we are in a position to assist in the design and production of the highest quality teak furniture to meet the exacting needs of our clients. Then, please let us know if you have a requirement for an item not shown on our website or would prefer to specify alternative dimensions to those shown. However, for wholesale accounts, contact us to get your custom furniture order started. Last but not least, production by our artisan 6-8 weeks depending on design and quantity.