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Sun mask - BOBO, BWA - Burkina Faso

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

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$ 51 Bidder 8781
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$ 42 Bidder 8225
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$ 36 Bidder 8781
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16-09-2017 20:26:21
$ 24 Bidder 0102
16-09-2017 20:26:21
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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.

Fr Old-Tribal-Art  

Feedback score: 91.4%
Reviews given: 147
Member since: November 7, 2016
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    Bien reçu.

    GILLESHARMONIA September 18, 2017

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    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...

    Lezambi September 14, 2017

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    Hi,
    Could you please send the mask?
    I haven't received anything and its been over a month now!
    Thanks Claire

    cschellart September 12, 2017

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    The post informed me that you received it on 21 - 08- 2017. What is your problem??????
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    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.

    Hop12345 September 11, 2017

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    Fast delivery, well-packed. Size of object I bought, however, was markedly smaller than stated in the description.

    Paar September 9, 2017

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