PASSPORT DAN MASK-36.5/18 CM. This little African mask is actually a replica of a lineage mask and was worn by those who traveled.
Passport masks of this type allowed travelers to be protected by ancestors while traveling. The soothsayer consulted before the start of the trip prescribed or not the realization of this type of mask.
They could also serve as witnesses during rites of passage. These masks were worn not on the face but on the arm or in the hand. Here, a long bifid beak projects downwards. Visibly very old patina and wood. An original patina covers the item.
A special African tribal mask Guro Mask Wood Hand Carved Lega Bwami mask, -1805. African Vintage Hand Carved mask from Ghana is made from wood Mbara Hunter 1550. African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Guro Mask mask-1761.
New listing AFRICAN Vintage Hand Carved Wooden decor Mask Nigeria Unique Face Mask, 1036. 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 worldwide.