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Dimensions: L:23.6in W:22.8in D:1.2in
The Bobo Sun Mask is a type of ceremonial mask that represents the sun, a powerful and important symbol in Bobo cosmology and religious beliefs. The mask is typically made from wood and features a circular or semi-circular shape, resembling the sun's disk. It is often adorned with intricate geometric patterns, carved designs, and painted details. The Bobo Sun Mask is believed to embody the spiritual essence and energy of the sun. It is used in rituals and ceremonies associated with agricultural practices, initiation rites, and other communal celebrations.
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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