African mask antique Wall Hanging vintage masks tribal one piece Dan Bambara Mask Of Kore Mask Mali Wood Hand Carved Wall Tribal wall -9617

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18.9/9.5 -CM

facemask in finely carved wood with a dark brown patina. The nose is prominent, as on most masks from the Bambaras. Legend says that this mask represented the transformation of a blacksmith ancestor who was transformed in a monkey after a prohibited sexual encounter. Original patina and traces of ritual use. Hatchet marks on the back. The mask still has 7 charms and 5 rings in brown iron on the top.Bambara, Tenglela region – Mali. The Ban-mâna, from “Ban” – refusal and “mâne” – master, in other words people that refuse to be dominated, are more well known as the Bambara, a name given to them by the Europeans. It is the dominant ethnic group in Mali.

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