Wooden Magar Tribe Tharu Shamanic Ritual ShamanRare Mountain Mask Old MaskNepal

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Seller: tibetan_store (460) 100%, Location: kathmandu, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 332856132318 Description of Item Length of Mask : 11.2" Inches / 28.5 Cms Width of Mask : 7.3" Inches / 18.6 Cms Thickness of Mask : 3.3" Inches / 8.5 Cms Weight of Mask : 917 Gms / 2.024 Lbs Product Code : Mask0644 THIS IS A RARE THARU REVERSE SHAMAN EXORCISM MASK 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. We offer 50% combined shipping discount. We ship our products Worldwide and also assure dispatching your Products usually within 24-48 hours once the payment is confirmed. All the economic shipping items are shipped using USPS First class package service from Nepal to US that can take up to 15 days to reach to you and 45 days in another country from here. Condition: Used but undamaged as seen in the picture., Width of Mask: 9.2" Inches / 23.5 Cms, Weight of Mask: 1215 Gms / 2.680 Lbs, Region of Origin: Nepal, Age: Post-1940, Primary Material: Wood, Color: Multi-Color, Thickness of Mask: 3.5" Inches / 9.0 Cms, Length of Mask: 13.7" Inches / 35.0 Cms, Type: Masks

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