Name: Ta Oi Spirit Mask
This spirit mask is made and used by the Ta Oi ethnic group. These spirit masks are hung on the outside of houses to deflect bad spirits from the home, and inside the house to keep the good spirits pacified in the home so they stay. The central Ta Oi village spirit house also has many spirit masks, as well as carvings, drums, and other ritual carvings. This mask is carved from a thick piece of wood, lending it a weighty heft. It is from the late 20th Century. For this item, actual shipping cost will be billed.
Size: 16 in. tall x 11 in. wide
Origins: Champasak Province, Laos