Vuvi Spirits ( or Bavuvi ) Bwitti Mask - Gabon

Vuvi Spirits ( or Bavuvi ) Bwitti Mask - Gabon

Regular price €350.00 Sale

Strong supernatural spirits VUVI ( or Bavuvi ) Bwitti Mask. Gabon

These masks serve as agents through which ancestral spirits reappear during funeral ceremonies and solemn communal gatherings. The color white equates with death, and the simple blackened facial features are graphic signs, representing esoteric knowledge handed down from the ancestors.
  • Height 31,5 cm. without ponpon
  • Wood, red, black and white kaolin, Beads, rope, and straw
  • Second half of the 20th Century
  • Good condition for its age and use; very nice patina
  • Source: Zyama: http://www.zyama.com/vuvi/