DAYAK MASK 'TOPENG HUDOQ'
Dimensions:Height 19", Width 20.5"
B133.....DAYAK MASK "TOPENG HUDOQ"
A large and very well carved Bahau dayak mask. Finely executed with dimensional carvings and painted in trade paints of red, white and black. Used during festivals to reunite the rice spirits with the growing of rice. A mask of Hiraang Lejau Midaang, a god from Apau Lagaan. This mask is a good example of the fine work from the Bahau dayaks. Slight repair to small section on the upper lip under nose, a very tiny piece on the tip is missing. References: Masks of Kalimantan by Michael Heppell. The cover of this book displays a mask with very similar dimensional type carving.