African Mask Bobo Buni Plank Mask Burkina Faso Dancing Initation Bobo Buni Plank Mask

$175.00

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This is a Vintage Buni Plank Mask from Burkina Faso. These masks are believed to possess special powers which are controlled by those who wear them. This mask is plank shaped with a circular face at one end and a crescent moon at the other. The wearer looks through a hole in the mouth. The eyes are based on an owl and the hooked nose comes from the hornbill. Both these birds are thought to possess magical powers. The plank section is decorated with geometric patterns which are an essential design element in many African masks and carvings. Geometric pattern creates an external rhythm which echoes the internal spiritual energy of the artwork. It can also be used as a coded language where the design communicates secret knowledge to those in the know. The designs on this Bwa Mask, which is used to celebrate boys' initiation into adulthood, represent information about the myths and morality that the boys must learn before they can be accepted into adult society. A fabulous mask to add your collection.

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Shows age and discoloration, but in good condition.

42.5" Long
8" Wide
6" Deep

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