Zoomorphic helmet by the ethnic group Bobo-30/12.7 CM. Zoomorphic mask helmet by the ethnic group Bobo, from Burkina Faso. The mask represents an elephant's head, an animal respected as a symbol of strength and power. The bright colors enhance the magnetism of this mask, which was worn during the male initiation rites.
For those occasions, in addition to the mask, the costume also included foliage and twigs, to make even more spectacular propitiatory dances. Big trunk, long fangs, pronounced ears and large round eyes: they are all elements which convey the stylized vision of this majestic animal. An original patina covers the item. Authentic Antique Hand Fine Old Female Body Mask, Makonde Peoples, Southeast 2079.
Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art bobo mask - burkina faso. African Art Authentic Antique Hand Beautiful BWA MASK -2105.African Art mask African Mask Fang Mask Mask Burkina Faso 1459. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "naga_4823" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to Canada.