Parrot Wood Ritual Mask made by the Chiriguano Indians
6 1/4" x 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" It is in the condition it was when I bought it.
This exquisite Parrot Mask was made by the Ciriguanos, a tribe that migrated Bolivia to the Paraguauan and Argentine Chaco in the early part of the XX Century. It is made of a wood called Palo Borracho (a weightless and very light colored wood) and was painted using natrual colors that the Indiand prepare themselves, using plants, earth and powdered rocks.
- Similar maskes are used by the Chiriguanos in ritual celebrations called "Arete", where the indiand gige homage to the "dear deead" Gor those of you who are collectors of masks in general: these masks: even unused, are hard to find and get. These masks are not mass produced and only a few are made at a time. This mask was brought back by a native of Argentina. The Chiriguano Indians live about 1400 miles north of Buenos Aires is areas that are quite remote.
From Sally Blanchard's parrot/bird art collection
Many of my items are vintage or antique and I will note if there is something beyond normal wear.
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