AFRICA, Burkina Faso.
Tribal Group: Gurunsi/Nafana
Gurnsi Nafana African plank mask - f
Mask, plank style, "bedo" with
large open circle in the superstructure over a trapezoidal face.
Red abrus seeds around the eyes. These masks were worn on the top of the head and danced to ward off evil spirits from affecting the village.

39 1/2" X 18"

Maker Unknown

Age unknown
Acquired 2001

African Gurnsi tribal mask - v


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