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PAH 21217

An old and well-used mask from Humla, West Nepal. (32cm.)

Made of hard, heavy solid wood.

Besides a very strong patina of intensive use, there are traces of ‘sindoor’ powder (vermilion) to add a charge. (to make the object more powerful.)

In Nepal this powder is a symbol of purity. Also used for the tika during festival and after visiting the temple.

Approx. 19th / early 20th century.

Collected in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Please ask for price.

Louis Nierijnck