African Tribal Mask

African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305


African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305

African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305    African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305

Plank Mask: Nwantantay, Bwa (Bobo) Peoples, Burkina Faso-59.2/12.5 CM. This superb plank mask names Nwantantay, is handcrafted and used by the southern Bwa mask ethnic group, south of Dedougou mask in Burkina Faso. It is presumed to nature spirits that the family elders encountered in the wilderness, and which watch over their families.

The zig-zag lines on the mask represent the path of the ancestors that all Bwa must follow, if they are to overcome adversity. The concentric circles are the sacred wells in one town that are said to be the "water spirit". The masks are used for entertainment during market days, for initiation of young adults, and at annual yam festivals. The dancers appear wearing thick costumes of brightly dyed hemp fiber.

An original patina covers the item. AFRICAN Vintage Hand Carved Antique tribal African Masks of the MAAC GOLI- 2255.

AFRICAN special African tribal mask A Handsome Dan Gagon Bird African - 1961. African 2 tribal old tribal used african fang statue - gabon, Liberia- 2215. African Door Carved Wood Dogon Mali Handmade Granary door Storage-2278. 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.
  1. Country/Region of Manufacture: Gabon
  2. Culture: African
  3. Handmade: Yes
  4. Modified Item: No
  5. Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
  6. Time Period Manufactured: 1600-1900

African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305    African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African Plank Mask Nwantantay, -2305