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Japanese Okame Ko-Omote Wood Carved Noh Theater Mask

$695

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A beautiful, wonderfully crafted, alluring mask made for Japanese Noh theater. This mask is handcrafted and carved from natural wood. Ko-omote translates as "little mask" or sometimes "small face." This particular delicate featured mask (her red lips really stand out) is used for main and sometimes secondary roles when the character is a young girl or, in some cases, a supernatural being. What is also interesting about this mask is the blackened teeth which centuries ago, was customary for Japanese women to paint their teeth black after they became married. We believe this mask dates from the mid-to early Showa period, perhaps Mejia. The mask as acquired from an antique mask collector. Would be a great addition to any Japanese or Asian art collection or eye-catching stand-alone accent piece. Dimensions: 9" high, 5.25" wide, 3" deep.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Width: 5.25 in. (13.34 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Style
    Showa (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early to Mid-1900s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The mask is in very good vintage condition (please see photos). Probably could use a light cleaning but else intact with no discernable damage or flaws. Wonderful overall.
  • Seller Location
    Studio City, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2254320563002

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Studio City, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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