African Vintage Hand Carved Tussian (or Tusia), Burkina Faso A rare, old -2505
Tussian (or Tusia), Burkina Faso: A rare, old plank mask-42.5/26.2 CM. The Tussian masks, a small tribe in the South of Burkina Faso, are famous for their plank masks, called'Loniake masks' (or'Koniake masks'). They exist with birds masks heads and with buffalo horns (as a clan symbol). They are worn by young men during initiation rituals, in full-body costumes made of bark bast. The present'Loniake mask' is carved in light-coloured wood. It depicts a bird, probably the mythical'sacred' Calao bird (hornbill). The head of the bird is executed with great precision: dyed black, with a long beak, a crest with eight projections, red-dyed eyes, with inserted red seed capsules (jequirity beans) as pupils.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Masks". The seller is "naga_4823" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Color: Multi-Color
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Material: Wood
- Tribe: Dan