Dimensions: H:32.3" W:8.7" L:7.1" Weight: 15.0 lbs.
Marka Wood and Brass Mask from the Marka people of Mali - These masks are made of elongated carved wood, copper and brass sheeting and colorful cotton tassels. Their elongated faces are often more or less completely covered with metal. These masks are used in ceremonies to ensure a successful hunt and productive harvest.
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.