Panama Mask - Animal Masks

  • $350.00
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Description: This mask is a beautiful statement piece for your sanctuary. It is sourced directly from our contacts in Panama.

This is a traditional mask handcrafted by an indigenous Embera artisan in the Darien of Panama. The mask is made from chunga (a black palm) or nahuala (the "panama hat" plant). The plant fibers are dyed to create different designs. Embera women then carefully weave the masks.

Masks play a very important role in the indigenous Embera culture. These masks are traditionally crafted to ward off bad spirits. However, this particular mask is representative of the birds that live in the Embera's rainforest habitat.