Old Japanese Bugaku Mask of Nasori, Japan

Old Japanese Bugaku Mask of Nasori, from Japan that my grandfather purchased when stationed there during the korean war.

''Borucas'' Indigenous people at the pacific coast of Costa Rica, they are known for their art and craftwork, distinctive painted balsa wood masks,used in their annual Danza de los Diablitos (little demons dance) ceremony, celebrated every winter since at least early colonial times. The Danza depicts the resistance of the "Diablito", representing the Boruca people, against the Spanish conquistadors.

''Borucas'' Indigenous people at the pacific coast of Costa Rica, they are known for their art and craftwork, distinctive painted balsa wood masks,used in their annual Danza de los Diablitos (little demons dance) ceremony, celebrated every winter since at

Huichol beaded jaguar

I've seen work similiar to this in a gallery and it is impossibly amazing up close.

African tribal mask. (If you know the culture from which this mask derives, please add in a comment below.)

(If you know the culture from which this mask derives, please add in a comment below.

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Chinese Mask - Lion mask from China. painted papier mache with movable jaw and ears, puff balls

'Hand carved and hand painted wooden mask. Used to perform tribal dances in Chinese Di opera. The featured mask is the Thunder God as know as "Lei Gong". He is half bird half man. http://www.pinterest.com/niveusghost/mask/

Hand carved and hand painted wooden mask used to perform tribal dances in Chinese Di opera. The featured mask is the Thunder God as know as "Lei Gong". He is half bird half man.

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