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Mask (1) - Wood - Bwa - Burkina Faso

Lot reference 30951747
Mask (1) - Wood - Bwa - Burkina Faso

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Early 21st century - Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear

Total nr of items: 1
Object: Mask (More lots)
Indigenous object name: Bwa
Region/ country: Burkina Faso
Material: Wood
Period: Early 21st century
Condition: Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 52×12×18 cm
Weight: 1000 g

This beautiful mask is a Bwa plank mask.

Among the southern Bwa peoples in Burkina Faso, large wooden plank masks are carved to represent various flying spirits that inhabit the natural world. These spirits, though largely invisible, are associated with water and can take physical form as insects that gather around a pool after a heavy rain or as a large water fowl, like an ibis. Some Bwa describe a mythological encounter in which a flying spirit appeared before a human, offering protection and service. A tall plank mask was created after this encounter to honor the spirit and ensure its continued beneficence.

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Catawiki member since March 15, 2019, received 8 reviews in total (8 in last 12 months)

Feedback score: 100% (8 reviews)
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    user-d4869ff December 10, 2019

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    Krukje kwam 10 dagen geleden al aan. De doos was gekreukt,maar het stoeltje is gaaf.
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    jaap-jan August 30, 2019

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    user-5b70a4f July 24, 2019

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    Product as described ( size and colors).

    tverskaya July 1, 2019

  • I am really happy with this purchase. It looks amazing. Thank you Marielle. ( lovely name by the way)

    RayM63 June 26, 2019

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    james3269 April 12, 2019

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    Merci beaucoup pour votre feedback! Enjoy your shell necklace!
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