African Tribal Art Marka Wood & Brass Mask Portrait Mask Wood Mask 1560
Marka Wood & Brass Mask 64.5/19.5 CM. The Marka people are the descendants of the Soninke people, whose settlements date from ca. 750 CE in Ghana; conflicts with the Berbers led to dispersal throughout the region and today they are famous for their masks and puppets. This piece has some of the classic traits of the Marka -- metal sheeting and colorful details that are used to disguise the identity of the wearer -- that distinguish their masks from those of their neighbors, the Bambara. An original patina covers the item. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "spirits-speak" and is located in this country: US.