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CHINESE CHILD'S 'TIGER' PROTECTION HAT (Item No. Other A01)

Price including postage: £35 (UK) £40 (World)

Origin: China
Age: 20-40 years approx
Width: 230mm approx
Height: 340mm approx

A used child's hat from China in the form of a tiger. Tiger hats are worn by rural Chinese young children to protect them from the influences of hostile spirits. Sometimes tiger boots are also worn.

The hat is made of fabric and decorated with textile eyes and a tigers nose and teeth. It is lined with another fabric and it has tassles with beads attached which hang from the tiger's ears. It is in good but slightly grubby condition and makes a charming item for display.



BETAL NUT CUTTER (Item No. Other A02)

Price including postage: £18 (UK) £28 (World)

Origin: Bali
Age: 30 - 100 years approx
Length: 158mm approx

An cutter for use in the preperation of betal nuts used for chewing. It is in good condition, made of brass with a steel blade. It is decorated with birds and patterns.


CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN FOREHEAD MASK (Item No. Other A03)

Price including postage: £46 (UK) £52 (World)

Origin: Bhutan
Age: 15-25 years approx
Height: 180mm approx
Width: 159mm approx
Depth: 75mm approx

Well carved, beautiful Bhutanese face shaped forehead mask. Forehead masks are not worn on the face but rather - as the name suggests - on the forehead. They generally dont have eye holes but often have a carved open mouth. This face would be a character from a Buddhist folk tale.

Masks like these make wonderful decorative objects to hang on a wall.

The mask is hand carved from a light, hard wood and painted. It is in good condition with no cracks.


CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN FOREHEAD MASK (Item No. Other A12)

Price including postage: £46 (UK) £52 (World)

Origin: Bhutan
Age: 15-25 years approx
Height: 174mm approx
Width: 160mm approx
Depth: 83mm approx

Well carved, beautiful Bhutanese face shaped forehead mask. Forehead masks are not worn on the face but rather - as the name suggests - on the forehead. They generally dont have eye holes but often have a carved open mouth. This face would be a character from a Buddhist folk tale.

Masks like these make wonderful decorative objects to hang on a wall.

The mask is hand carved from a light, hard wood and painted. It is in good condition with no cracks.


CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN FOREHEAD MASK (Item No. Other A13)

Price including postage: £46 (UK) £52 (World)

Origin: Bhutan
Age: 15-25 years approx
Height: 155mm approx
Width: 130mm approx
Depth: 75mm approx

Well carved, beautiful Bhutanese face shaped forehead mask. Forehead masks are not worn on the face but rather - as the name suggests - on the forehead. They generally dont have eye holes but often have a carved open mouth. This face would be a character from a Buddhist folk tale.

Masks like these make wonderful decorative objects to hang on a wall.

The mask is hand carved from a light, hard wood and painted. It is in good condition with no cracks.


CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN FOREHEAD MASK (Item No. Other A14)

Price including postage: £46 (UK) £52 (World)

Origin: Bhutan
Age: 15-25 years approx
Height: 188mm approx
Width: 122mm approx
Depth: 51mm approx

Well carved, beautiful Bhutanese face shaped forehead mask. Forehead masks are not worn on the face but rather - as the name suggests - on the forehead. They generally dont have eye holes but often have a carved open mouth. This face would be a character from a Buddhist folk tale.

Masks like these make wonderful decorative objects to hang on a wall.

The mask is hand carved from a light, hard wood and painted. It is in good condition with no cracks.


CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN FOREHEAD MASK (Item No. Other A15)

Price including postage: £46 (UK) £52 (World)

Origin: Bhutan
Age: 15-25 years approx
Height: 156mm approx
Width: 136mm approx
Depth: 75mm approx

Well carved, beautiful Bhutanese face shaped forehead mask. Forehead masks are not worn on the face but rather - as the name suggests - on the forehead. They generally dont have eye holes but often have a carved open mouth. This face would be a character from a Buddhist folk tale.

Masks like these make wonderful decorative objects to hang on a wall.

The mask is hand carved from a light, hard wood and painted. It is in good condition with no cracks.