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Sun mask - Wood - Bwa - Burkina Faso - Asian African Art
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Sun mask – Wood – Bwa – Burkina Faso


Object Sun mask
Ethnic group: Bwa
Country: Burkina Faso
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Late 20th century
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 50x39x12 cm
Weight: 2000 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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Very expressive, sun mask from the BWA people of Burkina Faso.
These sun-shaped forms usually affirm the power of the sun, moon and cycles of nature. Hung on a wall or displayed on stand, they are a unique decorator feature in any home or office.
Bwa art focuses mainly on their boldly designed masks. Bwa masks transformed the dancer into a supernatural being and were used by the Do society at dances to promote fertility of the fields and at funerals of Do members. The geometric designs all have meanings. The checkerboard pattern symbolizes the separation of light from dark, good from evil, and female from male.
Good condition with a beautiful colored patina.