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Africa | Mask "Nwantantay" from the Bwa people of Burkina Faso | Wood with pigment | Early 20th century

Africa Mask "Nwantantay" from the Bwa people of Burkina Faso Wood with pigment Early century

G. Roger Denson, "Colonizing Abstraction: MoMA's Inventing Abstraction Show Denies Its Ancient Global Origins" Posted: 02/14/2013 1:48 am 2013-02-23-Final Bwa Plank Masks.jpg

Colonizing Abstraction: MoMA's Inventing Abstraction Show Denies Its Ancient Global Origins

Roger Denson, "Colonizing Abstraction: MoMA's Inventing Abstraction Show Denies Its Ancient Global Origins" Posted: am Bwa Plank Masks.

19th–20th century, Bwa peoples,  Burkina Faso, Black Volta River region. Medium: Wood, pigment, fiber Dimensions: H. 72 x W....

Plank Mask Nwantantay Bwa people Black Volta River region of Burkina Faso ca.

Kwele  |  Gabon  |  The black and white faceted horns are an echo of the heart-shaped face.White colour is a symbol of clarity and of light, essential elements in the struggle against witchcraft.The face is characteristic of the kwele style:a slightly cup-shaped face and eyes in projection stretched to the external edge of the mask. Only some masks, as it is the case of this one, is endowed with slits at the level of eyes assuring the vision of the dancer (more often they are simply…

Kwele | Gabon | The black and white faceted horns are an echo of the heart-shaped face.White colour is a symbol of clarity and of light, essential elements in the struggle against witchcraft.The face is characteristic of the kwele style:a slightly cup-shaped face and eyes in projection stretched to the external edge of the mask. Only some masks, as it is the case of this one, is endowed with slits at the level of eyes assuring the vision of the dancer (more often they are simply…

Tumblr. Shield, Papua New Guinea.  Love this pattern and colors!

This is a great piece of ethnographic art, I would like more information about it artpropelled: “ Shield, Papua New Guinea ”

Africa | Hawk/Butterfly masks from the Bwa people of Burkina Faso | Wood and pigment | ca. 2nd half of the 20th century

Africa | Hawk/Butterfly masks from the Bwa people of Burkina Faso | Wood and pigment | ca. 2nd half of the 20th century

Africa | Oiseau Nuna Mask from Bwa Gurunsi people of Burkina Faso | Wood, pigment and patina | Mid 20th century

Tribal african bwa gurunsi oiseau nuna mask burkina faso ex handley collection

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