Beautiful Bwa butterfly mask From Burkina Faso , this butterfly mask is used by Bwa peoples for protection and blessing. The motif around the face symbolizes their moral principles and ancestral path which every Bwa followed. Bwa masks are not intended to look like any natural being, though they embody supernatural forces acting on behalf of the clan who worn the mask. Their appearance can variate from animals, insects,several human characters such as the lepper, the crazy man and his wife,and other bush masks that take supernatural forms. These masks play an important role in initiations where young boys and girls are introduced to the adulthood secrets, they appear as well at many other events; as funerals, harvest celebrations, market day dances.
Collected in situ.
THIS MASK WILL ADD BEAUTY TO ANY HOME OR OFFICE.