Spectacular African dance masks in carved and painted wood, textile, fibre and cowries.
The mask has hair composed of braided fibre fabric and shows a nice patina.
Pwo means the condition of ancestral women associated with fertility.
Closed eyes evoke those of a dead person.
- Total nr of items
- Initiation mask
- Indigenous object name
- mascara Mwana Pwo
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- 2nd half 20th century
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 37×20×14 cm