African Wall Decor Plank Mask


African Wall Decor Plank Mask

African Wall Decor Plank Mask, painted by the Bwa people from central Burkina Faso and Mali.  They are a Gur people, speaking Gur languages. While the Bobo people, also from Burkina Faso, speak the Bobo language, a Mande language. 

The Southern Bwa are known for their tall plank masks and tend to use wood to make their masks. In the late 1800s after the arrival of the French and their Senegalese mercenaries, the Bwa decided God had abandoned them, so they turned to their Nuna neighbors and purchased the rights to use, wear, and carve wooden masks, their costumes, and the songs and dances that go with them.

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