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Hippopotamus Mask - Winiama people, Burkina Faso - PLEASE CALL FOR PRICE

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Title: Hippopotamus mask

Material: Wood, paint and fiber

People: Winiama (Gurunsi)

Country: Burkina Faso

Description: Among the so called Gurunsi peoples
of Burkina Faso, masks provide for the continuity
of life. They represent protective spirits, often in
animal form, that watch over a family, clan, or
community and ensure a good harvest. They also
provide for the fertility, health and prosperity of
its owners. This particular mask takes the form of
a hippopotamus.

Dimensions: 32" height x 17" width

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