This is a Jipae body mask from the Asmat of Irian Jaya. The 'Jipae' body mask comprising of a basketry bodice, sago leaf sleeves and skirt; head piece of plaited string decorated with red and white pigment and with two protruding eyes terminating in oval wood discs . Jipae's were traditionally made secretly, but on commission, by initiated adult men in the communal longhouse where initiated males lived apart from the rest of their Asmat community. The makers of the masks and other ceremonial objects were traditionally highly esteemed and known within a community. The traditional Asmat mask-makers works performed important functions in the Asmat cosmology and were necessary to keep the world in balance and order. The artists made Jipae masks the size of an adult male and designed them to be worn by such. As part of continual efforts to re-balance and restore the world, the whole community participated in the Jipa eceremony in which the body masks were used.
A wonderful addition to your home or collection. Museum Quality
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65 Inches Tall
6 x 7
19 Inches Wide
23 Inches Wide
16 Inches Deep
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