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lissyb1970's loves5 of 8African Carving~Large Figure  of a Man or Woman w/ Many Children Climbing upAfrican wood Totem?
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    Posted 9 years ago

    russlayland
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    I picked this up in a garage sale box containing stone hand axes, bear tooth, mountain lion claws and other carved items. I do not know its origin nor its use. Can anyone help in identifying this wooden mask? thanks

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    1. bushrat bushrat, 9 years ago
      Looks rather African, possibly south-east Asian, to me. Not sure that it was ever meant to be worn, as I don't see any holes along the back edges about eye level, where strings or thongs would have been tied to hold it on the wearer's head.
    2. Knifeguy, 9 years ago
      Bushrat is correct (as always)))) it was likely made fairly recently in the Philippines. Looks like a carver had a pic of a Haida mask to go by but the nose is typical Philippines. It's a wall hanger.

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