These ‘okukwe masks’ are made during Galoa passing ceremonies, such as births, initiation rituals, weddings or funerals. They disperse ‘evil powers and spirits’. The central vertical arrangement of khaki, reddish or dark brown triangles.
The current ‘okukwe mask’ of Galoa corresponds exactly to the traditional form: large, round, with transparent triangles dyed dark brown on the forehead and around the eyes, nose and marks. The protruding and thin eyebrows, the discreet and straight nose and the large eyes, with an almond and slit shape, were once dark brown.
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- Sold with stand
- 28×24×15 cm