Marka Mask ~ Design Three
Story behind the product ~ The Marka people live in Mali and Burkina Faso, West Africa, principally from agriculture with some subsidiary cattle and are famous for their masks and puppets. Marka masks are often carved with horns, comb or crest on top of the head. The image of antelope head is a very often used motif in the Marka masks, as according to their mythology, it taught men how to farm. Along the Niger River the Marka use the masks in ceremonies related to fishing and farming.
This mask is a unique one off collectors item. Style in any room of the house.
Country of origin ~ West Africa
Materials ~ Indigenous wood, brass, recycled metal
Dimensions ~ 20cm W x 20cm D x 56cm W
All measurements are approximate.
Each piece has been intricately created by hand. If there are small flaws it is a celebration of 'made by hand', making each and every piece unique with tiny little differences.
Note about shipping ~ Freight is not calculated at checkout as we will individually source the best price for your order. Freight quotes are based on volume of stock and destination.