This is a beautiful, hand carved and hand painted aboriginal inspired mask. This exotic mask originates from the island of Bali, Indonesia. It is hand-carved by local artisans from Mahogany wood. Artisans use a very laborious paint technique to enhance this mask which involves painting hundreds of small dots with an acrylic type paint to form intricate patterns and motifs. The colors are bright and the overall effect is quite exotic and simply magnificent!! It depicts a tribal flower motif on the forehead representing power and good luck. The various motifs all have particular meanings and representations.
These masks are used in theatrical dances and rituals. Some are displayed in entryways to ward off bad spirits. This is a beautiful piece and similar pieces such as this retail for over $40.00!! We can offer this great price because we import them directly from Bali! Don't miss this opportunity of owning one of these masks!
This product is hand carved and hand painted by local artists from the island of Bali. Therefore, the rough hewn nature and subtle imperfections should not be considered as flaws. Rather, they lend character and charm to the piece.