Mask, Tschäggättä, Lötschental - Wood - 20th century

Description
Mask, Tschäggättä, Lötschental - Wood - 20th century
Switzerland

A carnival mask.
Canton of Valais - Switzerland.
Semi-dense wood with real animal teeth and hair.

Height: 22 cm

Representing a carnival character, this mask characteristic of the Lötschental (Canton of the Valais) is called " Tschäggättä "; demon, witch. Created by the popular imagination as an expression of the resistance of simple people against power, they are nowadays used as carnival masks.

Lot details
Object
Mask, Tschäggättä, Lötschental
Material
Wood
Manufacturer/ Brand
Lötschental
Model/ Name
Tschäggättä
Estimated Period
20th century
Country of Origin
Switzerland
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of ageing
Dimensions
22×20×15 cm
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