BWA WOOD PLANK BUTTERFLY MASK AGRICULTURE MARKET FESTIVITIES INITIATION ETHNIX For Sale
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BWA WOOD PLANK BUTTERFLY MASK AGRICULTURE MARKET FESTIVITIES INITIATION ETHNIX:
ORIGINAL VILLAGE CEREMONIAL MARKET FESTIVITIESPLANK NWANTANTAY MASK
Type of Object: AFRICAN PLANK MASKEthnic Group: BWA /NWANTANTAYCountry of Origin:Burkina FasoMaterials: WoodApproximate Age: 50+ yearsDimensions: almost 10.0" long ; 20.0" wide 15.0" thicknessWeight: over 15.0 lbs (LOCAL PICK UP ONLY bc OF SIZE AND WEIGHT)Overall Condition: Good but with a repaired broken noseBwa people are found both in Mali and in Burkina Faso. Their spiritual life is based on worship devoted to the founding ancestors of the clan called Do.Masks of the Bobo, Bwa, Kurumba, and Mossi commonly combine features of humans, animals, and even insects. Bold geometric shapes repeated in brightly painted designs enliven the surfaces of these relatively abstract forms. When used in performances the masks embody nature or ancestor spirits that interact with human beings and influence their lives. They appear at important funerals to honor the dead and escort the deceased's soul to the world beyond. They also dance at agricultural festivities to ensure the proper progression of the seasons, and at initiation rituals to help introduce young men and women to the secrets and responsibilities of adulthood.
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