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Mossi Yatenga Long Mask :: (BF-MOSS-0007)

AU $420.00 AU $357.00

1 in stock

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BF-MOSS-0007. 1 in stock 1 × 1 × 1 cm 4.5 kg , . .

Description

The Mossi are one of the largest ethnic groups of Burkina Faso, with populations concentrated to the eastern border.

The area in which the Yatenga style masks are concentrated is the section of Mossi country to the north of the low, swampy area around the Kourougui River.

Known as the most characteristic of the Mossi style, Yatenga masks are vertically oriented, worn over the face, and consist of a round or oval facial area surmounted by a tall, thin, wooden plank. A very small antelope head and long horns rising above the mask face in front of the plank add a distinctive quality to the mask.

Yatenga style masks with oval faces, planks, and antelope horns may also be referred to by the more specific name karanga.

Mask Information

Country of Origin…………….. Burkina Faso
Culture………………………… Mossi
Function……………………….. Protection
Dimensions……………………. 142 x 17 x 15cm

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