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Kurumba Headress :: (BF-kur-011)

AU $800.00 AU $680.00

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(bf-kur-011). 1 in stock 1 × 1 × 1 cm 4.5 kg , , . .

Description

Based in the north of Burkina Faso, the Kurumba people are renowned for producing a striking mask headdress in the form of an antelope head. The design is naturalistic with intricate details including white, red, black and light blue painted triangle shapes and spots. The mask is fastened to the head with a plaited basket.

The headdress represents the culture hero, Yirige, who drove away evil spirits. The mask also traditionally appears at a death ritual following the mourning period.

Details

Country of Origin…….……….. Mali
Culture………………………… Dogon
Function……………………….. Protection, ritual, honour
Dimensions…………………….  110 x 45 x 30cm

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