BALI MASK Gujah Mada WOOD DRAMA INDONESIA

BALI Gujah Mada MASK;. From our own Collection, this is a Fantastic Rare Collectors Mask. Large and HEAVY of Powerful Bali Gujah Mada Mask 22 inches high X 16� wide and 8� deep. It weighs 15lb.. Wonderful Condition with some paint flake loss and scuffs and scratches.. A Collected in Bali 1990 Unique one of a kind mask for a Collector. ~~~~~~~~ Gujah Mada is an important historical figure, he was the Prime Minister, Head General, a chief expander of the Hindu Majapahit Empire of east Java. In 1343 he led a Majapahit (pron. Maja-pite) invasion of Bali. At the time, the seat of power was in Dajang - now just a village, east of Ubud. The ruler, Dolam Bedaulu, was very powerful and a worthy opponent. But Gajah Mada's military brilliance finally won out. In bringing Hindu rule, he is viewed in a holy light by the Balinese. He is Blessed as a God. A VERY Rare Master Carved Wood Mask, Carved 1980's or Earlier. ~ A Fantastic Rare Mask for a Collector In Bali we find many different types of masks with cultural significance symbolizing people, deities, demons and often unique characters. The masks are very important in passing down oral history from generation to generation and are used in mythical dance plays. They are regarded as sacred objects. It is believed that while performing, the player who wears the mask is possessed by the spirit of the character portrayed on it. The content of the Balinese dramas is derived from popular myth, historical events, and local needs (e.g. to ward off particular evil spirits and bring good fortune) Worldwide in drama and dance, masks are worn to enhance the story and to clarify the emotions being expressed. Always, masks intensify and heighten the experience, whatever the intention of the wearer of the mask is. ~~~~~ ~~~~~~ ACCEPTED PAYMENTS: CASH, CHECK, POSTAL MONEY ORDER, Visa Master Card, Paypal or I will email you with payment address to send checks or Postal Money Orders, Cash. ~ Shipping $50 USPS Priority mail with tracking in U.S. ~ For International mail rates or other Questions ~ Please Email Eric at Eric@Agestribalarts.com or Call 330-434-1010
BALI MASK Gujah Mada WOOD DRAMA INDONESIA
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  • Item #: M-Gujah Mada Bali
Price $875.00
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