Permanently available more than 100 collectable, authentic, selected tribal and ritual art objects, textiles and jewels from Africa, Himalaya, Southeast Asia and Oceania. Regularly new additions.

Laos, Yao PAS21123

‘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. Pourre

Louis Nierijnck