This is a Beautiful Vintage Ashanti Wood Bird Mask Decorated with Glass Beads and Brass made by the Akan People of Ghana. This African mask is handcrafted from local Sese wood, decorated with multicolored recycled glass beads around the face and Brass on the Forehead. Striking and noble, the mask depicts a dove atop a man's head, named Anoma Ba, meaning "bird's child" in the Akan language of Ghana. While the masks are beautiful, there is more history to them then meets the eye! African masks like these are often part of a ceremonial costume and are used in religious and social events to represent the spirits of ancestors. The masks are believed to bridge the gap between the spiritual realm and the physical realm, bringing the spirits of the ancestors and other entities to life through their usage. They are used in events such as initiation ceremonies and masquerade performances. The masks are brought to life through dance and the atmosphere of the occasion. Many times, the wearer of the mask would also wear an elaborate costume to conceal their identity and add to the mysticism of the mask. A wonderful mask to adorn your home or give as a gift.
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Has a beautiful patina and is in good condition.
10 1/2" tall
1 1/2" deep
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