This mask is decorated with a lot of kauri shells and has a'helmet' covered with canvas. A strand of colored beads and cauri shells along the face.
A PUNU mask embodies the close connection between the world of the living and the dead in African beliefs. They are mostly feminine in nature. The number and position of the scarifications varies per style or ethnic group. These distinctive signs, called mabinda, were made in children around the age of ten to fourteen.
Overall good condition, possible traces of use. Take a good look at the pictures. Height: 14.6 inch, 37 cm.
Width: 7.5 inch, 19 cm. Depth: 9.1 inch, 23 cm.
We welcome all reasonable offers! We appreciate your bussiness and look forward to helping you bring home a piece of history!
The item "African Okuyi helmet mask PUNU tribe Gabon, TRIBAL ART, AFRICAN ART CRAFTS" is in sale since Tuesday, November 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Masks".
The seller is "webrasa" and is located in Tilburg. This item can be shipped worldwide.