African Marka Mask, Wood Carved Decorated with Embossed Metal.

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African Marka Mask, Wood Carved Decorated with Embossed Metal.

 

Among the Marka who live across the Mali border in Burkina Faso these masks, without the candelabra of horns, are worn by the N’domo society members at the circumcision ceremony of adolescents and as men advance from one grade to another. Various grades of membership are based on age. The face, sheathed in metal, as long as the nose of the antelope, two horns rise from the hairline. Narrow vertical rods of metal hang across the eyes, they end in small tassels of red cotton threads.

Item Code - WOO6E275SA

Width: 4 3/4"  Height: 14 1/4"  Depth: 3 1/4"  Weight: 512 kg


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