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Sun mask - BOBO, BWA - Burkina Faso

Lot reference 13560793
Sun mask - BOBO, BWA - Burkina Faso

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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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