Papua New Guinea Mask Kavat Baining Night Fire Dance New Britain Bark Cloth Mask

$1,800.00

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This is a fabulous One of a Kind Old and Used Kavat Bush Spirit Night Fire Dancing Mask from Baining People of New Britain. This dramatic bark cloth Kavat mask is created by Central Baining peoples of New Britain, part of the New Guinea Islands and are used in the night dances, a nocturnal performance lit by firelight. The Central Baining practice both day day and night dance rites. The night dance, by contrast, is accompanied by a male orchestra and dedicated to spirits, animals, and commodities associated with the surrounding forest. The masks of the night dance often represent the spirit of animals of the bush' particularly animals associated with the hunt. The list of animal forms is large for all three areas. The Chachet night-dance helmet masks include various pigs , owls, rats, fish, fruit-eating bats and various bush birds ) as well as human-like and plant-like spirits. This mask is made with Bush materials. The Mask itself is Bark cloth with Bamboo and Reeds for the framework and tree Sap and Berries for the dyes. This Banning Fire Dance Mask is Museum quality and a real collectors item. This mask has personality and style and would wonderful addition to your home.

This mask shows age from use, some minor tears, singed marks from running through fire and some discoloration, the bottom of the Beak is broken, but over all in good condition. One of a Kind and Museum Quality

COMES ON STAND

Late 20th Century

PLEASE NOTE: THE STAND AND MASK WILL BE SHIPPED SEPARATELY

Mask on Stand

69" tall

Mask

49" tall

17" Top Wide

34" Neck to Ear Length

Beak

12" Long Front

8 1/2" Wide Front

12" Long Beak (Broken)

9" Wide Beak Front

28" Front to Back

13" Back Beak

9 1/2" Back Beak

11" tall Back Beak

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