They are one of the few peoples in Western Africa who have mostly resisted foreign culture and continue to practice their traditional religions, so traditional masks such as this are still used in ceremonies. This old tribal used mask is in good weathered condition, showing. Wear, chips and cracks on the edges and high points from use.
This beautifully styled BWA buffalo mask from Burkina Faso, the BWA people, also known as Bobo Ule, carve masks which represent protective bush spirits. The masks are painted with a clay based paint. During ceremonies, highly skilled dancers wear these masks. Ceremonies are performed on various occasions which include initiations, harvests and funerals. Please enjoy a careful view of the photos for more details as they help to more fully inform the description.
Please zoom in for a closer look at any and all condition issues. The item "Estate Fresh Bobo BWA Burkina Faso African Tribal Buffalo Mask Mali 21 1940" is in sale since Monday, April 8, 2019.
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