17/09/2009

Himalayan Tribal Mask. Ethnoflorence coming soon and news.

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HIMALAYAN MASKS

IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BURKE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

OF SEATTLE

(WASHINGTON STATE)

 

himalayan tribal mask

Ex  Mr. Robert Nowinski collection.

nepal tribal mask

 All available on the web.

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 Visit the web archive of the Museum.

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The Burke Natural History Museum of Seattle has the most important public collection of Himalayan masks in the USA after the Rubin Museum of Art in New York.

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NEPAL

CHAMANISME ET SCULPTURE TRIBALE

Marc petit christian Lequindre nepal chamanisme et sculpture tribale ed Infolio

 

Two new catalogues devoted to Himalayan Folk and Tribal Art:


Marc Petit, Christian Lequindre, Nepal chamanisme et sculpture tribale, èd. Infolio, 2009 (288 pp 175 ill. 79 Euro)


Liliane and Michel Durand Dessert, Eric Chazot, Himalayas Art and Shamanism, LMDD Editions 2009 (200 pp 120 ill 59 Euro)

A new "vitrine" devoted to the "chamanisme Nepalais" is in progress at Musee de la Castre of Cannes. "Debut 2010".

A new exhibition of Himalaya Masks  is scheduled at Musee du Quai Branly of Paris for the 2010.

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MASQUES DE L'HIMALAYA

Martigny

 - Valais - Suisse 16 May 2009 a fin Decembre 2010 - Fondation Bernard et Caroline de Watteville Fondation a but culturel.
Rue du Levant 34 1920 Martigny Tel.41 (0) 27 720 49 20

www.museesaintbernanrd.ch


En complement de cette exposition, des expositions - dossiers seront organisée:

Masque suisses
Art chamanique nepalais
Art Rural suisse et himalayen
Bijoux de l'Himalayaa

Photos courtesy Espace Holbein

http://espace-holbein.over-blog.org/article-34917121-6.html

HIMALAYAN MASK MARTIGNY RENZO FRESCHI ORIENTAL ART MILAN

 

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Other photos of the exhibition are available on :

http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/tag/1/martigny

Galerie Le Toit du Monde on

http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/post/7216916/arts-de-lhimalay...

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Himalayan Mask in the Collection

of George Hegarty

 

 Nepalese mask

 

George Hegarty Himalayan collection, coming soon.

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 MASK

(Inventory no. 64)

NEWARI DEMON MASK

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GIUSEPPE LAMPIS

some pics

newar demon mask

Newar metal masks.

newar demons masks

 

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Tharu tribal art

Tharu tribal masked figures.

tharu tribal art 2

 

Coming soon.

 

22/03/2009

Middle Hills mask. Middle Hills mask.Himlayan primitive grimanche male mask. Nepalese male mask. ETHNOFLORENCE COLLECTION AND PHOTO ARCHIVE.

Himalayan primitive grimanche male mask. Hard natural patinated  red-dark wood. Trace of natural colors pigments between the teeth.

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Himalayan grimanche male mask frontal view.

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Frontal view detail.

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Frontal view detail.

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Frontal view detail.

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Side A view .

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Side A view detail.

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Side B view.

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Side B view detail.

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Back side view. The style of the mask is 'cut' following the nature and knots of the wood.

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Back side view detail.

The grimanche style of this mask is comparable with the  analogus expression of a small votive (?) Himalayan sculpture.

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Side and frontal view.

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Frontal view detail.

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Side A view detail.

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Frontal view detail.

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Side B view detail.

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Frintal view detail.

Ethnoflorence has edited four Western Himalayan (?) masks, in the same style, from the same hand or workship, surely from the same remote and unknown village, in which is common the grimanche style of the mouth, for a stylistic comparation see more on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6790692/four-wes... .

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Comparative mask n1.

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Comparative mask n2.

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Comparative mask n3.

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Comparative mask n4.

The mask n4, the more complex from an iconographic view point has a double ambiguos  expression of the mouth, a detail really interesting and rarely seen in other masks of the region.

 If the actor covers the upper part of the mouth obtains a ridicolous expression with two deformed teeth (we can re-find this kind of exagerate phisic  deformation in many masks of the Terai region).

 

But if the actor covers the lower part of the mouth, the mask becomes terryfing with it's aggressive teeth. 

This second expression of the teeth is common also with the other three masks of the group in which we can find only one kind of  aggressive expression.

About the theory that some of the so called "tribal" or "primitive" masks of the Himalaya could be represent something of symbolic and atypic, about the "narrateur bouffon", a kind of  mask that can makes one laugh, but also make one scared, on : Himalaya masques" Galerie Le Toit du Monde Paris, Editions Findakly 2007, there is an interesting writing "Travestissements A propos des masques dits - primitifs-" by Ms Gisèle Krauskopff.

 Among the masks edited  in this catalogue also the n.64 pag.108 is in my opinion an ambigous mask with a double expression of the mouth. Wrathful expression in the above part of the mouth and a long tongue in the belower.

More on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6790692/four-wes... .

Another interesting male grimanche primitive mask is edited by Ethnoflorence in the same web  page.

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Comparative mask n.5 . http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6790692/four-wes... .

The grimanche style of the mouth is present also in an interesting mask of the South Nepal edited on http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5849017/southern... .

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Comparative mask n6.

 The ritual (?) items on the left side of the mask are the same present in a "Coiffe de chaman" of the Musée de la Castree collection of Cannes (N. inv. 991.19.1), and edited  on "Voyages immobiles, trente ans d'acquisitions d'art primitif du Musée de la Castre" pag. 60.

 

                                    

An interesting group of 15 Western Nepal  primitive sculpture is edited by Ethnoflorence on: 

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6958870/15-weste...

 in the same page there are also some interesting photos of Giuseppe Tucci Expedition and for a comparation two rare photos of the Kalash primitive statuary of Kafiristan.

 

An interesting and rare group of 4 Tharu posts and 4 Western Nepal sculptures is edited by Ethnoflorence on  :

 http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6166203/4-tharu-...  .

 The iconography of some Tharu primitive  panels is comparated with the Santal people one on:

 http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6268451/28-santa... .

 

Another group of  primitive sculptures are edited by Ethnoflorence  on: http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6210825/western-...      and http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6305346/four-pri... .

 

 Read  the catalogue  "La statuaire Archaique de l'Ouest du Nepal", Marc Petit, Jean Pierre Girolami, Galerie Renaud Vanuxem Paris   http://www.priceminister.com/offer/buy/52263812/Petit-Mar...  and the  "Sculptures de bois au Nepal: buffons et protecteurs",  a new important  book by Bernard Goy and Max Itzikovitz devoted to this unknown field of Himalayan art. For Collectors of Himalayan Tribal Art as well as for all the tribal art lovers a book  absolutely to buy. http://livre.fnac.com/a2502682/Bernard-Goy-Sculpteurs-de-... .

10/03/2009

Middle Hills masks. Four Western Nepal (?) primitive masks. Himalayan tribal masks. Ethoflorence collection and photo archive.

Four Western Himalayan (?) masks, in the same style, from the same hand or workship, surely from the same remote and unknown village. Quatre masques  de L'Himalaya Occidental, de la même main . Vier Westliche Himalajamaskes, von derselben Hand . Cuatro máscaras Occidental del Himalaya, de la misma mano. Четыре Западных Гималайских маска, от той же руки . 同じ手または村からの4つの西部のヒマラヤマスク。Quattro maschere della regione occidentale dell'Himalaya, da un confronto degli elementi stitlistici propri di ciascuna si può dedurre provengano certamente dallo stesso remoto villaggio, siano probabilmente opera della stessa mano o dello stesso contesto artigiano.

ETHNOFLORENCE COLLECTION AND PHOTO ARCHIVE.

These masks were collected at the end of the 80' like a single group in the Katmandu market.

 It's maybe the first time that is possible to see toghether a group of  "primitive" masks used in the same dance performances.

The mask n1, the more complex from an iconographic view point has a double ambiguos  expression of the mouth, a detail really interesting and rarely seen in other masks of the region.

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Mask n1, frontal view

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Assimetric style of the face, double expression of the mouth.

 Ambiguos mask in which there is a double expression of the face.

 If the actor covers the upper part of the mouth obtains a ridicolous expression with two deformed teeth (we can re-find this kind of exagerate phisic  deformation in many masks of the Terai region).

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But if the actor covers the lower part of the mouth, the mask becomes terryfing with it's aggressive teeth. 

This second expression of the teeth is common also with the other three masks of the group in which we can find only one kind of  aggressive expression.

 About the theory that some of the so called "tribal" or "primitive" masks of the Himalaya could be represent something of symbolic and atypic, about the "narrateur bouffon", a kind of mask that can makes one laugh, but also make one scared, on "Himalaya masques" Galerie le Toit du Monde Paris, Editions Findakly 2007 there is an interesting writing "Travestissements A propos des masques dits - primitifs-" by Ms Gisèle Krauskopff.

 Among the masks edited  in this catalogue also the n.64 pag.108 is in my opinion an ambigous mask with a double expression of the mouth. Wrathful expression in the above part of the mouth and a long tongue in the belower.  

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Mask n2 .

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 Mask n3.

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 Mask n4.

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Double expression of the mask n1 detail view. 

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Mask n2 detail view. The style of the teeth is really similar with the n1.

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Mask n3 detail view. Also in this mask the style of the teeth is similar with the pieces n.1,2 and 4.

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Mask n4 detail view. From the examination of the common  teeth  style of these 4 masks we can start to guess the same origin , hand or group, of the items.

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This my thesis is renforced and confirmed from the examination of the back mounth side style of the masks. Mask n1 back side detail.

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Mask n2 back side view.

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Mask n3 back side view detail.

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Mask  4 back side view  detail.

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Returning to the mask n1, the most interesting and complex of the group, we can see from this photo the assimmetry of the ears , the style of the eyes, common with the other masks, the strong  style of the long nose that start directly from the forehead .

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Mask n1 detail view.

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Mask n1 detail view.

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Mask n2 frontal view detail. The style of the eyes is similar with the mask n1, 3 and 4.

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Mask n2 another frontal view detail.

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Mask n3 frontal view.

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Mask n4 frontal view.

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Mask n1 side a and b view. The photographic comparation tht folow  of the side styles of these masks confirm the common origin of the items.

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Superb and powerfull character of the mask n1. Side view.

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Mask n1 side view detail.

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Mask n1 side view detail.

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Mask n2 side a view.

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Mask n2 side b view.

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Mask n2 side b view detail.

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Mask n2 side b view detail.

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Mask n3 side view.

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Mask n3 side view detail.

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Mask n4 side view detail.

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Mask n4 side view detail.

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Mask n4 side view detail.

Only for a stylistic comparation we re-edit an unusual  primitive himalalayan mask in which the style, the expression  of the teeth is something of similar with these for masks.

 

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Comparative mask frontal view.

Previous edited on:

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/5848629/himalaya...

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Frontal view detail.

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Frontal view detail.

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Frontal view detail.

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Side a view.

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Side a view detail.

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Side b view.

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Side b view detail.

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Side B view detail.

WORK IN PROGRESS.

30/08/2008

Montagne Sacre Magia Mito Tradizione in Nepal Verona Galleria Etnie blue Terai Tharu mask

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

 

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MONTAGNE SACRE

MAGIA, MITO, TRADIZIONE IN NEPAL

VERONA

DAL 15 NOVEMBRE

AL 6 DICEMBRE 2008

 

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GALLERIA ETNIE

GALERIE LE TOIT DU MONDE

 

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ETHNOFLORENCE

MASK

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(Inventory no.83)

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Nepalese

painted male primitive mask

Tharu people

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31/07/2008

Western Nepal Primitive male mask. Maschera tribale dell'Ovest Nepal.

ETHNOFLORENCE

2009

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MASK

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(Inventory no. 46)

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Old Nepalese male mask

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06/07/2008

Himalayan minimal primitive mask. Western Nepal (?)

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

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MASK

(Inventory no. 81)

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In this small mask the simplicity of the lines and the plastic surrender, really minimal, is accompanied to an extraordinary expressive strength. Three small holes have been enough for the artist to realize the unbelievable expressive strength of the eyes and the mouth.From an iconographic view point  this himalayan mask  has not point of reference or of stylistic relative with other masks that are been published in precedence.

 

For its small dimensions the mask was perhaps brought attached to the neck or to the dresses, maybe during ritual dances. Small masks are used suspended to the dancers' neck during ritual dances in the area of the Himachal Pradesh, the iconografia is very different however from this unique sample.

 

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The complex simplicity of this small mask is underlined by the comparison with other so called primitive masks of the Himalayan area. (Inventory no.33)

 

 

 

In this last mask the expression is made by a symmetrical combination of the eyes, nose, mouth.

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 Although more elaborate, none of these three masks has the same expressive strength of the first, small but extraordinary one. (Inventory no.44)

12/06/2008

Himalayan tribal mask.

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

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MASK

(Inventory no. 75)

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HIMALAYAN ANIMISTIC MALE MASK

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(ENG)Himalayan tribal mask. Nepal (FRA) Masque tribal de l'Himalaya. Nepal(DEUTCH) Himalajastammesmaske.Nepal(ESPANOL)Máscara tribal  del  Himalaya (ITA) Maschera di fattura tribale della regione Himalayana, Nepal. (русский)гималайская племенная маска (日本)ヒマラヤ種族のマスク、ネパール. (China) 喜马拉雅部族古老 面具。

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Detail of the restoration in the back

of the mask (High side).

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Same point in the front of the mask. 

(side of the forehead).

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Restoration on the chin of the mask. 

Probably using a copper wire.

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The fracture that affects the mask, vertically, has been reassembled in the this case through two repairs in the top and bottom of the same.

It is a restoration technique rather common in masks of this area.

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A second area affected by the restoration covers the side of the mask.

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11/06/2008

Galerie Dechamps Paris Une exposition d’objets chamaniques du népal Galerie L’Harmattan, Paris Véme

ETHNOFLORENCE

2008

HIMALAYAN EHIBITIONS OF THE PAST

Galerie Dechamps Paris

http://www.galerie-dechamps.com/spip.php?rubrique1

Une exposition d’objets chamaniques du népal - février 2003

 Galerie L’Harmattan, Paris Véme

PHOTO CREDIT GALERIE DECHAMPS PARIS

http://www.galerie-dechamps.com/spip.php?article47

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MASKS OF THE HIMALAYAS

MASK

(Inbentary no. 85)

(ENG) Unusual Himalayan crowned mask. Natural patina wood, brass, natural resins, carpacio of turtle worked. While the superior part of the mask is in wood, the inferior part of the chin is in carpacio of turtle attached with natural resins. (FRA) Unsusuale masque couronnée de la région himalayenne, bois, cuivre, résines naturelles, carpacio de tortue (partie inférieure du masque). (DEUTCH)Seltene gekrönte Maske des Himalajagebiets, Holz, natürliche Messingharze, carpacio Schildkröte (untergeordneter Teil der Maske). (ESPANOL)Máscara rara coronada de la región del Himalaya, madera, resinas de  naturales, carpacio de tortuga (parte inferior de la máscara)(ITA) Unusuale maschera coronata della regione Himalayana, legno a patina naturale, ottone, resine naturali, carpacio di tartaruga, finemente  lavorato e attaccato nella parte inferiore del manufatto.(русский)редкая коронованная маска гималайской области , древесины, руководства , естественных смол, carpacio черепахи (низшая часть маски)

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Forehead detail view.

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Crown detail.

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Side A view, side B view.

09/06/2008

Himalayan primitive mask.

ETHNOFLORENCE

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MASK

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WESTERN HIMALAYA MALE ANIMISTIC MASK

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(ENG)Himalayan primitive mask. Nepal (FRA) Masque primitif de l'Himalaya. Nepal (DEUTCH) Primitive Himalajamaske. Nepal (ESPANOL)Máscara primitiva  del Himalaya . Nepal (русский) гималайская примитивная маска. Непал (ITA) Maschera di fattura primitiva della regione Himalayana. Nepal (日本)ヒマラヤ原始マスク。 ネパール.

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HIMALAYAN MASKS IN THE EXHIBITION

"MASQUES QUI ETES VOUS?"

 Abbaye Saint  Gerard de Brogne January 12  April 14. Courtesy Arts Premiers Collection Bruxelles.

 

 

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Himalayan masks in the exhibition "Masques qui etes vous?" Abbaye Saint  Gerard de Brogne January 12  April 14. Courtesy Arts Premiers Collection Bruxelles.

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Follow the first edition of the Middle Hills mask with small photos.

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Frontal view detail.

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Above detail view.

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Side A and Side B view.

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Side A and side B detail.

 

28/05/2008

Four Western Himalayan primitive masks. Tribal Masks. 尼泊尔面具 印度面具

ETHNOFLORENCE

NEW AND 2008's VINTAGE EDITION

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GROUP OF 4 ANIMISTIC MASKS FROM THE SAME VILLAGE

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Four Western Himalayan (?) masks, in the same style, from the same hand or workship, surely from the same remote and unknown village. Quatre masques  de L'Himalaya Occidental, de la même main . Vier Westliche Himalajamaskes, von derselben Hand . Cuatro máscaras Occidental del Himalaya, de la misma mano. Четыре Западных Гималайских маска, от той же руки . 同じ手または村からの4つの西部のヒマラヤマスク。Quattro maschere della regione occidentale dell'Himalaya, da un confronto degli elementi stitlistici propri di ciascuna si può dedurre provengano certamente dallo stesso remoto villaggio, siano probabilmente opera della stessa mano o dello stesso contesto artigiano. 尼泊尔面具  印度面具

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Mask n1. Assimmetric style of the face, double expression of the mouth. Ambiguos mask, in which there is a double expression of the mouth, if the actor covers the upper part of the mouth, there is a ridicolous expression with two deformed teeth (we can re-find this kind of exagerate deformation in many masks of the Terai region or for example in some terracotta heads of the south India - Tamil Nadu district).

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 But if the actor covers the lower part of the mouth, the mask becomes terryfing with it's aggressive teeth (few examples in Terai mask, more in the contest of the so called Middle Hills masks).

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 About the theory that some of the so called "tribal" or "primitive" masks of the Himalaya could be represent something of symbolic and atypic, about the "narrateur bouffon", a kind of mask that can makes one laugh, but also make one scared, on "Himalaya masques" Galerie le Toit du Monde Paris, Editions Findakly 2007 there is an interesting writing "Travestissements A propos des masques dits - primitifs-" by Ms Gisèle Krauskopff. Among the masks publicated in this catalogue also the n.64 pag.108 it's in my opinion an ambigous mask with a double expression of the mouth. Wrathful expression in the above part of the mouth and a long tongue in the belower.  

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Side A and B mask. n1 Extreme stylistic verticality of the mask.

 

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Mask n.2.

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Mask n.3 and n.4

 

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Mask 1 side view.

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Mask 2 side view. Interesting and different from the mask n1 the style of the ears. Same style of the eyes and mouth.

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Mask n.4 side view. Same style of eyes and mouth.

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Double expression of the mask n1. If the actor covers the belower part of the mouth obtain a scary expression, but if he covers the abover obtain a bouffonesque expression (two deformed teeth).

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Mouth expression of the Mask n2.

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Mouth expression of the mask n.3

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Mouth expression of the mask n4.

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Eyes style of the mask n.2

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Another detail for the mask n2.

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Eyes style of the mask n3.

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Eyes style of the mask n4

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Other detail of the mask n4

WORK IN PROGRESS