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Mukuyi Okuyi mask - Punu/Pounou - Gabon

Lot reference 21912409
Mukuyi Okuyi mask - Punu/Pounou - Gabon

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2nd half of the 20th century - Reasonable condition

Mukuyi Okuyi mask - Punu/Pounou - Gabon 32 cm
Wood; Pigments; Patina of wear.

Object delivered without stand.

In vast areas of the region of the Ngounié and the Nyanga valleys, in the south and centre-south of Gabon, funerary ceremonies were the occasion to take out the white, so-called Okuyi, Mukuyi or Mukudji masks, depending on the places.

Okuyi masks are made of soft wood, they are light-weighted and were whitened with white clay (which in earlier times was mixed with bone powder). They are the commemorative representation of deceased ancestors, men or women. The fact that masks can be gendered explains the male/female pairs.

Perched on tall wooden stilts, the dancer was dressed with wraparound skirts in raffia or cotton fabric. He would perform breathtaking acrobatic figures throughout the village and around the huts.

The Okuyi mask can indifferently be seen by men, women and children, although the latter preferred most of the time to stay hidden!

Careful packaging. Express shipment.

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    another broken lot again..the same problem....careless packing, just throw the lot in an empty box, i beliave it was broken before i was placed in the box..never again so many complains..shame on you!
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    madeirasailmakers January 31, 2019

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    it's the 3th time i recieve a broken lot from this seller
    I've noticed that every time this seller sells the lot for a low price, he just throws the lot in an emty box, i don't recomend this seller!
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    madeirasailmakers January 31, 2019

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    Perfect
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    user-d3bf991 January 22, 2019

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    Wonderful mask, well packed and delivery within one week.
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    Livraison irréprochable, emballage très professionnel, tout a fonctionné sur des roulettes.
    L'objet correspond tout à fait à mes attentes. Les photos et détails fournis n'ont pas menti.
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    fanfan80 January 19, 2019

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    Beau masque, expédition très rapide, merci!
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    danmask January 18, 2019

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    Tout a été parfait, merci.
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    belle transaction, bel objet, reçu bien emballe
    a recommander
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    Oggetto conforme alla descrizione, spedizione accurata. Ottimo venditore
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    Colis en bon état bien réceptionné!

    Merci
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    Everithing Ok, Informations and shippment, Very good Catawiki seller, Many thanks and best regards from Portugal. João Alarcão
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    erhalten
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    The mask is as it was described. It arrived in bubble wrap in a paper box with a bad odor. It seems that the box contained sausages or something like that. Come on, use a clean new box!
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    Beau masque très particulier par son look et par sa grande taille avec son personnage juché sur le panneau décoratif : content de mon achat.
    Merci au vendeur.
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    Thanks wonderfull mask, I love it
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    Très bien
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    Bien reçu . Encore merci
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    rgeere59 December 18, 2018

  • Good packaging, quick delivery

    user-ae015cc December 17, 2018

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