Pamí’wa, also known as Cubeo. <em>Dance Mask (Takü)</em>, 20th century. Bark cloth, wood, pigments, 69 x 24 x 22 1/2 in. (175.3 x 61 x 57.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 61.34.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 61.34.2_PS6.jpg)

Dance Mask (Takü)

Artist:Pamí’wa, also known as Cubeo

Medium: Bark cloth, wood, pigments

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:20th century

Dimensions: 69 x 24 x 22 1/2 in. (175.3 x 61 x 57.2 cm)



Accession Number: 61.34.2

Image: 61.34.2_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Long, full-body mask of bark cloth with natural color fiber fringe at bottom. Object is narrow at top and wide at bottom held stiff by a wooden hoop. Upper portion painted black with a white face on one side and a tuft of fringe at the top. Center section is cream-colored with yellow and orange snakes separated into four parts by black and orange lines. Upper part of center section has side slits through which tubular brown arm sleeves protrude, their shape maintained by small wooden hoops at the top and bottom. A fiber fringe hangs from the sleeves. Condition is good.

Brooklyn Museum