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Ivory Coast Senufo wooden Mask (036)

The Senufo are an artistic people who live along the northernmost border of the Ivory Coast in western sub-saharan Africa. The Senufo have special castes for artists who are highly respected.
This kpelie mask a human face with projections all around is said to remind initiates of human imperfection. Danced by men associated with the Poro society these masks perform as female characters.
Approximately 13½" Tall 6" Wide and 6½" 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.