Antique Krahn Mask (Lib-Krahn-006)

$900.00

Only 1 left in stock

Description

This is an Antique mask, estimated age: 50-70 years.

The Krahn in Liberia were originally hunters, farmers, and fishermen, traditionally focusing on rice and cassava production.  The Krahn people believe that objects inherit a spirit or soul. This is also the reason for them to make offerings to the spirit whenever new land requires cultivating for fields or expansion.  Typically, their female masks are viewed as less imposing and more beautiful than male masks and are in turn used more for ritual and entertainment purposes, while the male masks are often more ferocious-looking and serve roles in sociopolitical issues. That said, all Wee masks are believed to deflect sorcery attacks, and many undergo shifts in their primary function during their lifetime

Country of Origin……………Liberia
Culture………………………… Krahn
Function……………………….Ritual and entertainment
Dimensions…………………… 42 x 21 x 18cm

Additional information

Weight 1.7 kg
Dimensions 1 x 1 x 1 cm

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