‘Dong Ku’. Pair of large ceremonial hard-wooden masks used by the Kim Mun Lantien Yao.
Black bear hair and written pieces of paper used as a ‘charge’, to add power to the objects.
Peformed during rituals involving Shi Gong priests. (Taoist religion) 43, 40 cm. Early 20th century.
Ex.collection Kris Kausman (Rare Earth Gallery, Chiang Mai) Ex. collection the late Jess G. Pourret.
Published: THE YAO, The Mien and Mun Yao in China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. (Jess G. Pourret)
Price: € 3000-