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Dimensions: L:20.1in W:12.6in D:11.8in
Bobo masks represent animals, antelopes, insects and birds spirits that would take on supernatural forms. They are used to ward off evil and restore the balance between humans and nature. The cleansing rituals are performed before to the start of the planting season.
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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