BORNEO KALIMANTAN MASK WOOD, ANIMAL HAIR, INDONESIA  Purchased on our trip to Indonesia we are offering this Large Powerful Borneo Mask. Reported to be used to ward off Illness by Shamans. It has a nice aged patina, a few Insect holes, chips, scuffing and some wood chip loss on the back rim {does not show when hung} . An unusual mask, we bought from a local spice trader. This was one of the few OLD Borneo Masks we could buy on our last 5 week trip to Indonesia. A Large mask 17-1/4" tall X 10.5" wide X just under 6" deep. Embellished with Animal Hair { Monkey?} ~ A Powerful Borneo Mask for your Tribal Collection ~~ Collected in Kalimantan 1990, age is much older. A Great Old Original Mask. ~~~~~~ ACCEPTED PAYMENTS: CASH, CHECK, POSTAL MONEY ORDER, Paypal or I will email you with payment address to send checks or Postal Money Orders, Cash. ~ Shipping is $40 USPS Priority mail with tracking in U.S. ~ For International mail rates or other Questions ~ All sales final ~ Please Email Eric at or Call 330-434-1010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Borneo is the third largest island in the world. Kalimantan is the southern bottom half of the Island of Borneo. Dayak peoples Heaven is a universe filled with the spiritual energies that charge with life-power most existing beings and things. This divine realm, removed from secular time and the laws of this world, is the abode of gods and ancestors who grant privileges to those who maintain the proper balance of life throughout all of its stages. At birth, all Dayak are endowed with the perfect gifts of nature: mind, body, and several souls. Each of these components are essential for remaining "complete" throughout life experience, since completion is necessary for one to enter the sanctity of the afterlife. According to the beliefs of the (ban, one of the souls of a person resides in their head and by taking someone else's you capture their soul as well as their status, strength, skill and power. Thus, it is not surprising that human heads, once taken and preserved. Shamans (manang) were revered individuals in the Dayak community. They possessed the gifts of prophecy and healing and were sometimes feared by the populace because of their affiliation with supernatural spirits. Shamans were not only doctors who diagnosed illnesses and prescribed remedies for the sick, but were interpreters of vast, unknown spiritual forces that controlled the weather and food supplies. Serving as liaison between the supernatural and the people, the manang witnessed and communicated with several of the spiritual and mythological beings of Dayak belief. Many of these spirits, which included those of plants and famed ancestors no longer living, were captured and utilized as assistants (antu nulong). Selempandai is the blacksmith god who forges human beings. These Carvings of statues and masks depict these Spirits and were placed in the Villages

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  • Item #: M-BORNEO Lg. Anim. Hair
Price $385.00
Availability Out-of-Stock