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Animal mask - Feathers, Wood - Bobo - Burkina Faso - Asian African Art
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Animal mask – Feathers, Wood – Bobo – Burkina Faso


Object: Animal Mask
Ethnic group / culture: Bobo
Region/ country: Burkina Faso
Material: Wood, Feathers
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 40x30x25 cm
Weight: 600 g

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This mask appeared during important communal ceremonies. it is covered with a geometric decoration also found on body scarification’s. Covered with feathers all around the mask. The Bobo masks symbolize animals or spirits and are worn during ceremonies associated with new crops, initiations and funerals.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium