21st century - Good condition
Splendid BOBO-BWA sun mask - Burkina Faso. Object of collection 62 cm.
The BOBO established a series of purification rituals, to bond with nature, which is fundamentally good according to them, unlike the ambivalence it represents for other ethnic groups.
Since one needs to fix the errors caused by men, the masks have as main function to erase the evil and to re-establish the balance, given by God, between the sun, the earth and the rain.
At the end of the dry season and before the resumption of field labour, purification ceremonies take place, with their mask of leaves which incarnate Dwo, their masks of fibres and the wooden ones which represent the spirits, protectors of the village: a warthog, a male buffalo with flat horns, a rooster with a crest which is perpendicular to the face, a toucan, a fish, an antelope, a snake and a sparrowhawk.
All of them embody the forces of fertility, fecundity and of growth.
The sun masks, very geometrical, have several levels of reading, accessible depending on the rank of the initiate.
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?Bien reçu.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?Thank you for this shipping, received ok instead of a very basic and fragile packing....for usual handling shocks!
It is a recent craft copy of Mama from Fumban...
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?Hi,
Could you please send the mask?
I haven't received anything and its been over a month now!
Thanks ClaireThe post informed me that you received it on 21 - 08- 2017. What is your problem??????
Het gekochte kavel deed niet aan de omschrijving zoals aangegeven in de veiling.
Het Masker was veel kleiner dan de maten die werden aangegeven in de omschrijving.
Fast delivery, well-packed. Size of object I bought, however, was markedly smaller than stated in the description.
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|United States||$ 40.41|
|Rest of Europe||$ 21.39|
|Rest of the World||$ 28.52|
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