Indonesian mask

Indonesian mask

The mask was made somewhere, possibly Bali, in the Indonesian archipelago.

Found in the Carving and Mask Collections.

Indonesian Mask

Indonesian mask

This painted, carved wood mask was made in Indonesia.

Found in the Carving and Mask Collections.

Papua New Guinea Yipwon Figure

Papua New Guinea Yipwan Figure

This Yipwon figure from Papua New Guinea reportedly decorated the walls of the Bali Hai Supper Club in St Paul, MN.

Yipwon are characterized by a one-leg base and opposing-hook imagery.

Similar Yipwon figures can be found on pages 42 and 43 of Night of the Tiki - The Art of Shag, Schmaltz and Selected Primitive Oceanic Carvings by Douglas A. Nason.

Found in the Carving and Twin Cities Collections.

Shield from the Bali Hai Supper Club

Bali Hai Shield

This mahogany shield, possibly of Philippine (Igorot) origin, is from the defunct Bali Hai Supper Club, formerly in St Paul, MN. It was purchased for the restaurant in 1948 and I purchased it in 2006.

On the front are two faces and there is a carved handle on the reverse side. The six holes in it were for the screws used to attach it to the wall of the restaurant.

Found in the Carving and Twin Cities Collections.

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