Important Taul Ceremonial Mask Papua New Guinea Oceanic Art Tribal Art  
  Taul Dance Mask Papua New Guinea Oceanic Art Tribal Art  
  Masks Papua New Guinea Oceanic Art Tribal Art  
   
     
     
 
   
ITEM NO:
Taul_Mask_01_0516
   
DESCRIPTION: LARGE TAUL CEREMONIAL DANCE MASK
   
 
This mask originates from the Taul region, 25km from Wewak, East Sepik.
 
Beautifully carved of dense wood, the features are detailed yet fine. Remnants of pigments
 
used remain and patina appears throughout from ongoing use in ceremonies.
 
Square piercings have been carved into the outer rim with the wood initially weakened by burning.
 
More recent twine has been bound to a section in order to secure an old crack.
   
DIMENSIONS:
22" x 6"
   
LOCATION:
Taul, Papua New Guinea, East Sepik