Lafana Mask, Burkina Fasso

€ 1.500,00 Incl. tax

Polychrome paintend so called Nafana Mask. Burkina Fasso. Including metal holder.

Dimensions: 96 x 26 x 12 inch. (H x W x D) With certificate of authenticity

To perform with this monumental and heavy mask, a dancer has to be strong and well-trained. Called Bedu, meaning “moon” in the Nafana language, the mask is believed to represent a buffalo-like spirit animal. Male-female pairs of Bedu masks are danced during harvest festivals and at funerals to purify villages, protect the inhabitants from sickness and danger, and to promote the fertility of women and crops.

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