Batak articulated head

Batak articulated head

Code: 10205

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Batak articulated puppet head 'Si Gale-Gale'. Used in ceremonial dance performances during funerals. A cord to the back of the head closes the eyes and pokes out the tongue when pulled. Samosir Island, Northern Sumarta. Carved wood with aluminium eyes. Early 20th Century.

28cm inc base