wood, carved six projections extending the face that emulates Dogon architecture.
Walu is a
that is danced when an important village member passes,
or periodically on behalf of all who have passed before.
It is intended
to accompany the deceased
the world of their ancestors. Walu is an antelope. The projections represent
antelope horns. The ceremony is tied up in a legend
about Walu as the protector of the sun, and who died as a result of that
Size: 23" tall x 8" wide
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