29 May 2001
TWO KAYAPO WOVEN FIBRE DANCE MASKS
Each with rectangular woven fibre head, the larger with long nose in relief, woven raffia eyes and painted bands in ochre, white and brown, cotton tassel ears, native repair; the smaller with woven raffia eyes within painted white and black circles, coiled leaf ear-ornaments, each with long raffia fringe
31cm. and 22cm. without fringe (2)
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Cf. Braun, B. (Ed.), Arts of the Amazon, London, 1995, p.106, for a similar mask from the Kayapó-Kuben Kran Kein. According to the author these masks were danced together with anteater masks, providing comic relief.
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