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Bwa Owl Mask from Burkina Faso (129)

SKU: AFTA129 Category: Tag:

£115.00

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About this piece

Bwa Owl Mask from Burkina Faso.

This mask is part of a collection of masks that are used by the “Bobo” ethnic group found to the south west of Burkina Faso. This region is called “Bobo Dioulasso”.

The mask Owl is used during harvest ceremonies to ensure the good fertility of the fields. The expression of this mask is lively and hopeful.

The mask is also symbolic of a mythique noctural bird. It represents a charitable and protecting spirit which manifests from time to time during ceremonies of purification for the village.

Collected in situ.

THIS MASK WILL ADD BEAUTY TO ANY HOME OR OFFICE.

Item details

Weight 1.800 kg
Dimensions 52 × 59 cm
Provenance

Gallery Preira Collection

Estimated Date

Contemporary

Country

Burkina Faso

Material

Wood

Stand

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