Babanki Tribe Mask ~36.2" Tall - African Angel Art
Babanki Tribe Mask ~36.2" Tall - African Angel Art
Babanki Tribe Mask ~36.2" Tall - African Angel Art
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Babanki Tribe Mask ~36.2" Tall

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Dimensions: H:36.2" W:11.8" L:5.5" Weight: 9.0 lbs.

Babanki Elephant Mask from Cameroon - This elephant mask is hand carved from wood, brass, and copper. They are worn during funeral processions and dance ceremonies. Babanki regard the elephant as a royal animal and these masks are only worn by tribal leaders of higher rank. The Babanki people live in the northwestern Cameroon.

About the Tribe

The Babanki people live in the northwest region of Cameroon. They speak Kejom, a Bantu language, mainly in Babanki Tungoh and Big Babanki communities. Elephant masks are a tradition they share with their Bamileke neighbors.