DESCRIPTION:Handcarved wooden Filipino Ifugao tribal mask. Features a large demonic figure along the bottom with a horned dragon atop the face. Finished with an array of carved apertures and rests on a wooden stand. Incredible detailing and excellent condition. CIRCA:20th Ct. ORIGIN:Philippines DIMENSIONS:H:24" L:11.4" W:7"
Ogoni "elu" mask - this type is probably a variation of the "karikpo" mask. The combination of human face and animal horns is a popular mask form in southeastern Nigeria. The horns in this context are an indication of superhuman power and strength. H: 31,5 cm Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/all/search_ogoni/d100_11/#ixzz3dIRYloVQ
As documented by Hans Silvester "Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa" In the area bordering Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, personal decoration created with the help of friends (and without mirrors) MORE at link!
Ogoni antelope face masks "karikpo" are used at the beginning of the farming season in ceremonies honoring the local founding ancestor. The mask is worn by a dancer who incorporates racing and graceful acrobatics into his performance and is accompanied by a dancer wearing an "ugly" mask who behaves in a wild and erratic fashion. H: 23 cm, coll. in situ, 1975 - 1982 Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/all/search_ogoni/d100_11/#ixzz3dIQjMZUT