Cara Grande (Taparapay tribe) Amazon Circumsion Mask, c.1950
Fiber, feathers, mother of pearl, wood
34 x 29.50 in
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The Taparape people of the Amazon construct dramatic and beautiful masks for ritual use. The masks were made by men and kept secret until used for ceremonies. This mask, from around 1950, was worn for circumcision and is made of wood, cotton, plant fibers, feathers, and mother of pearl. The woven plant fibers and the feathers create a repeating arch pattern. Artwork Size: 34"x 29 1/2" Frame Size: 43 1/2"x 37 3/8" This piece is archivally framed to museum standards.