Replica of a Cherokee mask from the 20s-30s. Pictures of those I was looking at when I carved it are above. I have been interested in/collecting American Indian physical culture since childhood in the 40s, including duplicating things I could not collect. The Cherokee were neighbors in East Tennessee and the Booger Dance has always been an interest.
This one is pretty good. Made from basswood (I could not find buckeye at the time). Dyed with red clay and lamp black, as Will West Long used. I carved this one in the 60s, I think. I made it to be worn.I have not signed it, but I will if you wish. Female Boogers were not the norm, but Frank Speck in Cherokee Dance and Drama describes some with female Boogers, and in the anything goes, ribald/comic nature of the thing, no reason why not.
Appx 9.5x7.5x4 Appx 1 lb. The book is "Dances and Stories of the American Indian" by Bernard Mason, published 1944. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\Non-Native American Crafts".The seller is "pnpalmharbor" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.