African Tribal Mask

Vintage Hand Carved Tribal African Elephant Helmet Mask Cameroon Elak Oku 36


Vintage Hand Carved Tribal African Elephant Helmet Mask Cameroon Elak Oku 36

Vintage Hand Carved Tribal African Elephant Helmet Mask Cameroon Elak Oku 36   Vintage Hand Carved Tribal African Elephant Helmet Mask Cameroon Elak Oku 36
VINTAGE AFRICAN CAMEROON HAND CARVED WOODEN ELEPHANT HELMET MASK. The featured item represents a hand carved from solid wood African helmet mask that measures approximately 36" long, 10 1/2" at the widest points and 5 1/4 at the deepest. The piece weights about 5 pounds and 13 ounces. The mask is crafted in the shape of an elephant head with rounded head, concave oval ears, elongated trunk with two large nostril cavities and two horns overlapping the trunk forming a crest.

The eyes are incised and the lines are continuing along the edges of the trunk. The mask is a helmet type and is worn not on the face but horizontally on the head.

The piece was made in the Northwestern Grasslands of Cameroon and more specifically by people from the Elak-Oku commune, Bui Division. The mask was acquired together with another one that had a paper label on the inside reading " "Oku Traditional Handwork Society / Elack Oku Bui Division. I believe this one also had identical or similar label that was lost with the time.

The mask comes in overall good condition for its age. There some scuffs, marks, scratches small chips and finish loss but no major damages. Please, take a look at all of the pictures as they are part of the description. Additional photos are available upon request. The item "Vintage Hand Carved Tribal African Elephant Helmet Mask Cameroon Elak Oku 36" is in sale since Sunday, December 8, 2019.

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "kardinalisimo" and is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Country/Region of Manufacture: Cameroon
  2. Handmade: Yes

Vintage Hand Carved Tribal African Elephant Helmet Mask Cameroon Elak Oku 36   Vintage Hand Carved Tribal African Elephant Helmet Mask Cameroon Elak Oku 36