Theatrical Mask - "Green with Envy"
Iban Dayak, Sarawak, East Malaysia
Early to mid-20th century
H: 15 in x 12.5 in :: 38 cm x 31.75 cm
An unusually large mask that’s a caricature of a colonial who is “Green with Envy” and always danced by disguised females. Used in humorous and subversive ways, this bumbling “boogeyman” frightened and delighted children while entertaining longhouse members and poking fun at Europeans.
Inventory # 102847
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