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