Karan-Wemba Mask - Mossi People, Burkina Faso
Karan-Wemba Mask - Mossi People, Burkina Faso
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Karan-Wemba Mask - Mossi People, Burkina Faso

$345.00
Among the Mossi of Burkina Faso, a wooden face mask surmounted by a female figure appears at the funerals of revered women. The mask honors a woman whose great age, wisdom, and experience elevated her to the rank of a living ancestress, an ideal intermediary between the living and the spirits of the family's ancestors. The female figure is depicted at the height of her physical beauty, her youthful body adorned with the scarification patterns traditionally applied after the birth of her first child.
From the Yatenga region, near the Dogon people.
Slight crack on the mask face.

Height: 42" x Width: 7" x Depth: 4"

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