Mask ~ Mossi ~ Design Three
Story behind the product ~ The imagery found in masks of the Bobo, Bwa, Kurumba, Mossi, and others living in Burkina Faso commonly combine the stylized features of humans, animals, and even insects. Bold geometric shapes enliven the surfaces of these relatively abstract forms. This type of mask is produced exclusively in the northeastern area of Mossi country, in the Yatenga region, where two distinct varieties of antelope reside. This mask, known as a Karanga mask, depicts the large antelope. The Karanga mask is the region's most prominent masquerade.
This is a one off collectors item.
Country of origin ~ Burkina Faso, Western and Central Sudan, Yatenga region
Materials ~ Indigenous Wood
Dimensions ~ 120cm H x 13cm W
All measurements are approximate.
Each piece has been intricately carved 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.