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Mid-20th Century. This mask was handmade in southern Malakula Island in the Republic of Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides) east of Australia. Made of compact treebark, vegetable fiber, and baked mud, painted with natural pigments of terracotta red, black, and white. Adorned with two inset sacred pig tusks. 


Shrouded in mystery, the mask was part of a men's secret society ritual of which can only be discussed to men that have undertaken the ritual. 


Dimensions: 8.25" H x 4.5"W

Ni-Vanuatu Mask

  • Due to the nature of one-of-a-kind handmade items from the most remote reaches of the world, all sales are final. 

  • Orders typically ship within 1- 3 days. Unless otherwise indicated, all domestic orders ship USPS Priority Mail ($6.50) and will arrive within 1-3 days of the date of shipment. International orders ship USPS Priority International Mail and are expected to arrive 6-10 business day of the date of shipment, depending on customs and reglautions in delivery country. 

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