Marka Tribe Mask ~29.9" Tall - Mask

African Angel ArtSKU: AA01508
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Dimensions: H:29.9" W:15.4" L:6.3" Weight: 7.7 lbs.

Marka Bull Mask carved by the Marka tribe in Mali - These bull masks carved from hardwood and decorated with copper and brass sheeting by the Marka tribe. Their elongated faces radiate a sense of elegance. The Marka use their masks in fishing and farming ceremonies.

About the Tribe

The Marka people are well known for their puppets and masks. They use masks in fishing and farming ceremonies to ensure successful hunt and productive harvest. These masks vary in size and have elongated features, a long nose, a protruding mouth, eyes shadowed by a domed shape forehead, decorated with red fiber tassels on the ears and the head each coated with brass in geometric patterns.

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