1980s – 1990s
Cane, pigment, cassowary feathers
46 x 38 cm
Peace Eye Masks from Sassoya are woven from bush cane and feathers from the adult cassowary are attached by the artist during the weaving process. The feathers are arranged in such a way that they form a swirl around the central, raised eye.
These round eyed masks are said to represent the owl – an ancestral bird that brings good fortune, especially to gardens, fertility etc. The dancer is covered with vegetation to disguise the body of the man, and the dancer becomes a spirit – a good spirit.
These dances epitomise peace and tranquility, and are held only in good times, when food is plentiful, and there is peace in the village.
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