African Senufo Styled Beautiful Lady Mask 18

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African Senufo Styled Beautiful Lady Mask
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African Senufo Styled Beautiful Lady Mask 18

Product id: 10174
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This wood mask is a one of a kind mask, hand made by the artists of Kushmundi, Dinajpur.

This is Senufo styled mask. The Senufo tribe an area found in different regions of

This wood mask is a one of a kind mask, hand made by the artists of Kushmundi, Dinajpur.

This is Senufo styled mask. The Senufo tribe an area found in different regions of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and southern Mali. The sculpture of the Senufo people is rich and varied, and the tribe reveres the sculptors and metal smiths responsible for the tribe's figures and masks.

Senufo sculpture like this mask is deeply intertwined with poro, the religious tribal society to which all adult males belong.

This mask is an example of the kpelie mask in Senufo tradition. The kpelie mask is used during the initiation ceremony into the poro society. Although it is danced by men, the mask actually performs female roles.

This masks bears the signature design of the kpelie mask by depicting a human face surrounded by projections. The patterned projections found around the face does not only serve to improve the mask's aesthetics; it is also made to remind initiates of human imperfection.

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Rangamaati