FACIAL MASK - YAOURE-38/10.5 CM. The African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask are considered emblems of yu spirits, very dangerous; they have to be handled with extreme caution. Cases of death that jeopardize the social order are the principal occasions for an appearance of masqueraders.By means of their dance, they restore the social equilibrium of the community and accompany the deceased into the ancestral realm. These African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask are worn predominantly on two occasions: the je celebration and the lo ceremony. The first purifies the village after a death and helps the deceased's soul on its way to a final resting place. Painted African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask are mainly worn by dancers Mask during this ceremony, while for lo funeral ceremony African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask covered with black pigments appear. Women may not participate in funeral ceremonies, neither may they look at the African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask, for fear that this encounter with death might jeopardize their fecundity. This means that before starting the village's purification rituals related to a death, for prudence sake the women are gotten out of the way. With the aid of such African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask, the people hope to influence supernatural powers, or yu spirits, that can do harm to humans, but that can also ensure their welfare. The function of each type of African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask is not rigidly fixed, which leads to their appearance during either ceremony. This African Hand Carved Tribal Figure of reliquary Kota Mahongwe 1369. African mask African mask with 3 faces - GALOA - Gabon For collectors, 1011. African Art from the A GURO African Tribal Art Rabbit Mask 1076.
African Tribal Art Mask Vintage Wooden Carved Songye Kifwebe Kilume mask 1298. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "black-continent" and is located in this country: US.
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