This longhouse mask, circa 1970, depicts a naga or dragon with an articulated jaw and palm trunk fibre whiskers, nose hairs and beard..
Masks like this were created in the long house to entertain adults and chase children who ran away in mock terror.
Puchased in Kuching, Borneo, 1986. Dimensions:29 x 24 x 31 cm / 10.5 x 9x 12 inches. Ref: Hepple, Masks of Kalimantan
Very good condition overall, wth some loss to with the beard.