With rich, dark patina, this well used Demon mask is a good example of an authentic Hill Tribes Demon Mask. A tradition that precedes the arrival of Buddhism in the Himalayas, these masks were worn for various religious and later entertainment events. This example has worn and rounded edges and attachment holes, demonstrating much use. The are losses, as well as a few old cracks as shown.
A scarce and desirable mask. Size 6"x 9". Early 20th C.
Wearing the traditional garments of the Nepalese and Middle Hills Tribesman, this older man stands proudly with his hand on his belt, near his Kukri. A well carved sculpture of a chief or important elder. With nice patina and no cracks or damage and with a museum style metal stand. Mid 20th C. Size 12.5" x 4".
A fine example of a Himalayan lute. Carved from one piece of wood with the sound box covered in reptile skin. The finial has four figures posed in various positions. The neck shows patina from the hand of the former musician owner. The strings are missing and the keys look to be later replacements. In very good condition. With metal display stand. C 1940. H:29.5"x W:4.5"X D:4"