VINTAGE Tharu Bodhi Tree Wood Revese Shaman Exorcism Mask Singh Lion Design

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Seller: dobuydon (2,147) 100%, Location: Chiang Mai, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123727336510 MAGNIFICENT!Old Tharu Bodhi Tree Wood Revese Shaman Exorcism MaskRARE SINGH LION DESIGN100% HAND CARVEDTHIS IS A RARE THARU REVERSE SHAMAN EXORCISM MASK IN RARE SINGH LION DESIGN THAT WAS HAND CARVED BY A THARU SHAMAN. THE THARU PEOPLE INHABIT THE TERAI REGION OF NEPAL AND SOME AREAS OF TIBET AS WELL. SHAMANIC MASKS LIKE THIS ARE USED IN RELIGIOUS RITUALS, FESTIVALS AND EXORCISMS BY SHAMAN AND SOMETIMES BY BUDDHIST MONKS. THIS PIECE IS EVEN MORE RARE AND UNUSUAL BECAUSE IT IS REVERSE MASK, WHICH MEANS THAT IT HAS A PADDING ATTACHED TO THE INSIDE OF THE MASK WHICH ALLOWS THE SHAMAN TO WEAR IT EITHER ON TOP OR BEHIND THE HEAD SO THE HE CAN WEAR TWO MASKS AT THE SAME TIME. SHAMAN MASKS WERE ORIGINALLY DERIVED FROM THE TOTEM WORSHIPPING OF ETHNIC MINORITIES IN NORTH & WESTERN CHINA, MONGOLIA, NEPAL AND TIBET. THIS IS A VERY LARGE MASK, VERY SKILFULLY CARVED DEEP INTO THE WOOD GIVING THE MASK GREAT DEPT SO THAT IT CAN BE WORN ON THE FACE OR THE TOP OF THE HEAD. IT WAS CARVED FROM BODI WOOD. THE BODI TREE IS SACRED TO BOTH BUDDHIST AND THARU ANIMISTS AS WELL. THIS IS NOT A REPRODUCTION, IT IS AN ORIGINAL MASK THAT WAS USED IN SHAMAN RITUALS. IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS MASK COLLECTOR, THIS PIECE IS A MUST HAVE. DON'T LET THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY PASS YOU BY... BUY IT NOW.SIZE: Approx 10 inches X 6 inches X 3 inches (CAN BE SEEN IN PHOTOS) MATERIALS: BODHI WOOD AGE: Circa 1900 DON'T LET THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY PASS YOU BY... BUY IT NOW! THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION.... DOBUYDON SHIPPING (PLEASE READ) I will ship your item via International Registered Air Mail as soon as payment is received. Registered Mail is the most reliable and secure method of shipping and guarantees that your item will arrive. I have never lost any registered mail shipments. Normal shipping time to most locations is 10-14 business days. Sometimes it can take longer… please be patient. Once your shipment arrives, a signature will be required. If no one is available to sign for the shipment the post office should leave a notice and you may have to go pick up your item. Expedited shipping via International Express Mail Service (EMS) is available for an extra charge. Normal shipping time to most locations via EMS is 5 working days. Please email me for a price quote if you desire express shipping. Please remember to check customs regulations before importing items that may be restricted in your country. PROBLEMS – If you have any problems I ask that you please email me so that we can resolve any issues between ourselves. ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR SHIPMENT - I ask that you please email and let me know that you have received the shipment as soon as possible. If you are happy with the item and with the service that I have provided, I ask that you please leave POSITIVE FEEDBACK. I strive to provide 5 STAR products and services... Thanks again for your support…. Dobuydon. Condition: USED...condition as seen in photos. Recently Restored / Refurbished. Wood was recently treated against insect infestation., Original/Reproduction: Original, Age: 1900-1940, Primary Material: Wood, Type: Masks, Region of Origin: Tibet

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