Bobo Tribe Mask ~37.4" Tall - Mask

African Angel ArtSKU: AA01569
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Dimensions: H:37.4" W:6.7" L:5.9" Weight: 10.1 lbs.

Bobo Mask - The Bobo tribe's primary form of art is masks. Masks like this one are used by this tribe to ward off evil and restore the balance between humans and nature. These cleansing rituals are performed before to the start of the planting season. This Bobo mask features an antelope and represents growth and it is mainly used to celebrate new crops.

About the Tribe

Bobo people are a distinct African tribe who live in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali. The Bobo people speak a Niger-Congo language belonging to the Gur branch. They are noted for their masks, which are worn with elaborate costumes during celebrations. The Bobo culture's fundamental purpose is to restore nature's balance, which man has inadvertently destroyed. The Bobo believe they can restore order through sacrifices and ceremonies.

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