rabbit mask - Wood - Walu - Dogon - Mali

Description
rabbit mask - Wood - Walu - Dogon - Mali
Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear

DOGON mask from Mali, called the Walu "Rabbit Mask", carved in wood, mounted with 2 characteristic ears, (antelope horns).

The famous Dogon people of Mali have an ancient ceremonial tradition that commemorates the origins of death. According to their myths death came into the world as a result of offence against the divine order.
Every five years, "dama" commemorative ceremonies are held to accompany the dead in the ancestral world and restore order in the universe. They believe that the masquerade rituals are absolutely necessary. The Walu mask is an important aspect of these performances.

NL track and trace, registered international shipment.

Lot details
Object
rabbit mask
Indigenous object name
Walu
Ethnic group/ culture
Dogon
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Condition
Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
15×13×31 cm
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