Hand Carved Upoko Mask 17cm by Thomas Hansen
Handcarved in New Zealand by Thomas Hansen.
This mask is a contemporary version of the art of "moko" (facial tattoo).
Moko has evolved from a few simple lines to the full facial designs we see today on carved masks and figures.
The two sides of a person's face represent whakapapa (ancestry), or can be a design chosen by the wearer of the moko.
13.5cm x 17cm x 5cm