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#2296 Bobo Antelope Dance Mask Helmet Burkina Faso 28.5" H

#2296 Bobo Antelope Dance Mask Helmet Burkina Faso 28.5" H

Regular price $550.00 USD
Regular price $900.00 USD Sale price $550.00 USD
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Superb Burkina Faso BoBo antelope dance helmet mask 
This beautifully styled BWA antelope mask from Burkina Faso, the BWA people, also known as Bobo Ule, carve masks which represent protective bush spirits. The masks are painted with a clay based paint. During ceremonies, highly skilled dancers wear these masks. Ceremonies are performed on various occasions which include initiations, harvests and funerals. 
 
measures approx : 28.5" h by 8.5" w  by 7" D
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