Africa | Plank Mask ~ Nwantantay ~ from the Bwa people from the Black Volta River region in Burkina Faso | ca. 19th - 20th century.

Africa | Plank Mask ~ Nwantantay ~ from the Bwa people from the Black Volta River region in Burkina Faso | ca. 19th - 20th century.

Ousmane Sow passe le pont des Arts, l'épée à la main

Ousmane Sow passe le pont des Arts, l'épée à la main

Africa | Mask from the Baoulé people of the Ivory Coast | ca 40 yrs old

La Côte d'Ivoire est la terre du masque en Afrique, de nombreuses ethnies sculptent des masques traditionnels.

Africa | Mask "nwenka" from the Bobo people of Burkina Faso | wood and polychrome paint || The "nwenka" masked dance imitates "wuro's" creating the world. These masks are worn with a costume of thick fibres.

Africa | Mask "nwenka" from the Bobo people of Burkina Faso | wood and polychrome paint || The "nwenka" masked dance imitates "wuro's" creating the world. These masks are worn with a costume of thick fibres.

A very important mask.  It’s from the border of Mali with Guinea Conakry, western Africa.  It is around 40-45 cm high.  It is a sorcerer’s and  healer’s mask  and it worn by the shaman-healer when there is a healing ritual or a ritual to cast a demon out of a possessed person etc.  Wooden.

A very important mask. It’s from the border of Mali with Guinea Conakry, western Africa. It is around 40-45 cm high. It is a sorcerer’s and healer’s mask and it worn by the shaman-healer when there is a healing ritual or a ritual to cast a demon out of a possessed person etc. Wooden.


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Africa | Hawk/Butterfly masks from the Bwa people of Burkina Faso | Wood and pigment | ca. 2nd half of the 20th century

Africa | Hawk/Butterfly masks from the Bwa people of Burkina Faso | Wood and pigment | ca. 2nd half of the 20th century

Africa | Zoomorphic plank mask "nwantantay" from the Bwa people of Burkina Faso | Wood, polychrome paint | Plank masks are the major artistic expression of the southern Bwa. They are signbords or tablets on which the graphic patterns communicate the ethical and moral values of the community

Africa | Zoomorphic plank mask "nwantantay" from the Bwa people of Burkina Faso | Wood, polychrome paint | Plank masks are the major artistic expression of the southern Bwa. They are signbords or tablets on which the graphic patterns communicate the ethical and moral values of the community

Africa | Mask from the Bwa people of Burkina Faso | Wood and paint

Africa | Mask from the Bwa people of Burkina Faso | Wood and paint

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