Fringed Bobo Bird Mask

Fringed Bobo Bird Mask

Regular price $200.00 $1,200.00 Sale

Bwa, Burkina Faso
39"H x 6"W x 7"D

From the relatively small tribe, the Bobo, comes this bird mask with lavish fringe. The Bobo are farmers, who believe that the animal spirits actually embody their masks, and that the masks possess divine powers. Animal masks, for example, would be used to maintain a balance between humans and the natural world. They are distinguished by carved and painted wood, with zoomorphic and geometric designs.