A fine example of a wooden polychrome hand painted tribal plank mask which originates from the Bedu tribe of Burkina Faso, Africa. Bedu masks were danced in male or female pairs during different ceremonies including during the purification ceremonies to rid the village of evil and to celebrate life.
The artistry of the Bedu masks represents one of the pinnacles of West African art, and they are eagerly sought after by collectors and decorators for their size and colorful, abstract appeal. Dates to the late 19th or early 20th century in very good condition, with some paint and edge losses, water stains, light soiling, other imperfections and expected wear from age and use. Dimensions: 76 H x 24 W x 3 D. The item "19th / 20th c Polychrome Tribal Plank Mask from Bedu Tribe, Burkina Faso, Africa" is in sale since Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Other African Antiques". The seller is "nhantiquecoop" and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.