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DESCRIPTION: BARAK MALE SPIRIT MASK
   
 
Used only on rare occasions for ceremonial dance, Barak masks were very personalized often
 
having their own name. This mask represents a powerful spirit used in times of hardship or when game
 
was scarce. Encrusted patina throughout with hints of pigments previously applied beneath.
 
This powerful mask is from the Turubu area of the East Sepik Province.
 
   
DIMENSIONS:
18" x 8"
   
LOCATION:
Turubu, Papua New Guinea, East Sepik