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

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

Costa Rica, máscaras elaboradas por indígenas de Boruca, Puntarenas., en madera de Balsa.

Exceptional one-of-a-kind, hand-carved, hand-painted art piece: wall masks created by indigenous artist of Brunka tribe in Costa Rica - representing their annual ceremony, Dance of the Little Devils.

Yaure face mask - the beak-like projection on top reminding of a hornbill which is why the mask can be assigned to the "lomane" mask type of the "je" group. "Lomane" is a derivation of the word "anoman", which means "bird" in the Baule language. "Lomane" masks were danced at funerary ceremonies, the dancer bending over the deceased and touching him. According to the assertion that the mask destroys the worms, decomposing the body, this act is equivalent to a kind of symbolic purification…

Yaure face mask - the beak-like projection on top reminding of a hornbill which is why the mask can be assigned to the "lomane" mask type of the "je" group. "Lomane" is a derivation of the word "anoman", which means "bird" in the Baule language. "Lomane" masks were danced at funerary ceremonies, the dancer bending over the deceased and touching him. According to the assertion that the mask destroys the worms, decomposing the body, this act is equivalent to a kind of symbolic purification…

An African tribal mask,

An African tribal mask - Works of Art & Natural History - LASSCO - England's Prime Resource for Architectural Antiques, Salvage and Curiosities

Africa | Helmet mask from the Suku people of Congo | Wood, raffia and pigment | ca. late 19th to early 20th century

Helmet Mask late to early century Wood, raffia, and pigment Object: 75 x 28 x 34 cm x 11 x 13 in. Benenson, B. Collection Geography: Made in Central Africa, Congo (Kinshasa) Culture: Suku