We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
Papier-Mâché and Wood Cigar Store Indian
I'm guessing that this is a cigar store Indian. It's not holding cigars but must be an early advertising display. It looks to be very early 20th century. It has had some paint touch up and restoration over the years but still shows a good deal of original paint. 6 foot tall... $2900