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1. Yao Mask
Northern Thailand
19th c.
wood; with hair
height: 13 inches

Yao Mask

This is an excellent example of the relatively rare masks of the Yao or Mien people of northern Thailand and Southwestern China. The Yao are famous for their fine embroidery and their remarkable Taoist sets of paintings. They are less well known for their striking shamanist masks.



Detail: view from the back
Detail: view from the right
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