An especially interesting and masterful example of an Iban Dayak mask with a raised slanted nose, pursed mouth, and black and white pigmentation that give it an impression of multiple faces and a rich vibrating persona. This mask represents an old female spirit Indai Guru, and was formally danced as a way to create mirthful chaos and to cleanse the psychic atmosphere of a house after the ending of an important ceremonial cycle.

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Vicki Shiba :: Mask, Iban Dayak, Borneo
Vicki Shiba :: Mask, Iban Dayak, Borneo
Vicki Shiba :: Mask, Iban Dayak, Borneo
Vicki Shiba :: Mask, Iban Dayak, Borneo