African Bobo African Mask Gurunsi Burkina Faso Mask BOBO Hand Carved Wall Hanging-G1348

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30/10.5 -CM
Among the Gourunsi, where Gurunsi, the Lela, Winiama, Nuna and Nunuma are the main mask carvers. They influenced the style and meaning of the masks of their neighbors Mossi and Bwa. These African masks with bulging eyes, representing spirits of the bush, which came out during ritual dances were worn by members of the illage equipped with full outfits made of plant fibers. The ritual was expected to bring fertility and prosperity to the village, provided it was performed correctly. These masks were also used during funeral ceremonies of notables,

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