Medium Mixed Colour Mask

Ethic & Tropic

Medium Mixed Colour Mask

Sale price£295.00
Pickup available at Concept Store - London Usually ready in 24 hours

Medium Mixed Colour Mask

Concept Store - London

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

174 Walton Street
London SW3 2JL
United Kingdom

This colourful and striking mask from Ethic & Tropic would be the talking point of any room! Hang on your wall as a unique piece of art or place on a piece of furniture. 

Extraordinary as works of art and decoration, these masks come from the Shamanic beliefs and rituals of the Central American Indians from the Wounaans and Emberas tribes.

The Indians divide the world in two, a visible world and a parallel world which is invisible. These invisible spirits “haï“ are found in nature, in animals or in plants. “The great superiority of this parallel world, this universe of shadows, is that they can see man while man cannot see them“ wrote Jean-Marie Le Clézio. Through the Shamans, they come into contact with the “haï“ spirits of Nature.

The mask or “nemboro“ allows the Shaman, during the ritual, to take on the appearance of a spirit from the invisible world and enter into communication with this world. After use, the mask which has “danced“ will be destroyed because it remains “charged“ and only the Shaman is allowed to touch it. And so there are no previous examples of these masks in existence.

Size: D18cm x H23cm