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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). 

 



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