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Gabon Punu wooden Mask (014)

This beautiful handcrafted wooden Punu mask is commonly found throughout western and central Gabon. Black Punu masks are less common than the white ones. Black Punu masks are linked to a judiciary process such as searching for witches an enquiry into a crime or a trial by poison.

Typical of these types of masks are the female face. In some cases red dots are situated on the forehead and upper cheeks. Other common features are a pointed nose protruding lips; arched eyebrows narrow eyes and closed mouth.

Approximately 13"1/2 Tall 9" Wide and 9" Deep.
Each African mask is an "original" work of art individually hand carved; no two are exactly alike and the original nature of tribal art will be reflected by variances from the African mask as shown. The mask in the photo is the mask you will receive.