"Mossi Tribe Mask"

Regular price $1,850.00


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Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Wood
Height: 5.8 feet/70 inches, 178 centimeters (including mask stand)
Length: 8 inches, 20 centimeters
Region: Burkina Faso, West Africa
Tribe: Mossi Tribe
Approximate Age: 64 years (1958)
Availability: In Stock, Available to Ship Immediately 
Item Number: M001
Collection: Tribal Masks
Tear Sheet: Available Upon Request
Provenance Report: "Mossi Tribe Mask"
Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged
Sourcing: Fair Trade
 Certificate of Authenticity Provided
 Custom-made mask stand included with your purchase

The Mossi use masks at burials, funerals, initiations, and at annual year-end ancestral sacrifices. They represent spirits from the wild bush areas surrounding the village, which may appear to humans as animals. When masks are not being worn in performances, they are placed on ancestral shrines in the kimse roogo, or ancestral spirit house of the family that owns them. The spirits protect the family from disease, accident, natural disaster, drought, infertility, and generally ensure success in their life.

This lightweight mask can be easily mounted to the wall or mounted on a custom made mask stand that is included with your purchase.

Masks from Africa
Masks were probably the first objects of African Art to capture the interest of art lovers of the New World. Like sculptures, masks served distinct functions. They were used for initiation, fertility rites, ancestor and spiritual worship, and other ceremonies.

The multitude of styles the masks produced revealed great artistic stories. African masks have been collected since artists like Pablo Picasso started his famous collection. He has stated that African masks inspired much of his work.


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