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Old 08-09-2009, 06:06 PM
ulrichkortmann ulrichkortmann is offline
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Baining Masks

German dealer/collector wishes to purchase Baining Fire Dance Masks and other artifact. Please contact: tribalart@ulrichkortmann.com
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Old 23-04-2010, 02:54 PM
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Ulrich, It could be a bit difficult to acquire a Bainings fire dance mask. It is their custom to destroy the masks they use straight after the ceremony. I think it has something to do with helping the spirits of the dance they perform. The mask is purpose built for that particular dance and to ensure that the 'aura' of the dance and mask is not interfered with, the mask is to be destroyed when the dance is over. It's possible that now that they may negotiate before the dance to relinquish a mask to someone but you would have to be there to do it.
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