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Bwa Owl Mask from Burkina Faso (130)

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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”.

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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.

Piece accompanied by its certificate of authenticity.

Provenance: Gallery Preira Collection

Estimated date: Contemporary

Country: Burkina Faso

Material: Wood

Stand: No included

Height: 59cm

Width: 52cm

Weight: 1k800

If you have a specific question or comment about this product please e-mail us: gallerypreira@african-tribal-arts.co.uk

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