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Tamoko Mask

Wayana-Aparai people

Brazilian Amazon



Tamoko (Tamok) mask/costume


bark cloth, beeswax, kaolin clay, pigment and palm-frond fibers, mounted on a custom stand


height: approx. 162 cm


Wayana-Aparai people

northern Brazil, Amazon region


20th century


provenance:  collected in the Brazilian Amazon by Jack Daulton

This type of costume is used during the Cumeeira hut-dedication ceremony (also known as the Pono dance).