Africa, Mali
Tribal Group: Dogon
Walu mask - Dogon - African tribal art
Mask, Walu, wood, carved six projections extending the face that emulates Dogon architecture.

Walu is a funerary ceremony
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 into 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 responsibility.

Size: 23" tall x 8" wide

Maker unknown
African Dogon tribal art mask
African tribal art Dogon Walu mask



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