For sale is a vintage mid 20th c. African Gabon Punu tribe Okuyi Mukudji Ceremonial Mask with a bird on top. This mask represents a beautiful girl coming to the living from the afterlife to pay a benevolent visit.
The Okuyi masks are worn by men in full-body costumes who stand on 2 metre high stilts during ceremonies, feasts and at markets. Above the eyes are closed above swollen lids.Kaolin and other pigments are used for accentuation. There is a handle at the base for the wearer to hold it over his face. This mask is a good size at 15 " L X 9 " W X 5 D.
There is a nice patina on this mask and it is in very good condition. Thank you for looking and please browse & follow my store as new art is added often.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "vssport" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped worldwide.