231225 - Rare African Mossi helm Mask - Burkina Faso.


Burkina Faso: Rare African helm mask from the Mossi.
Diameter: 32 cm x 32 cm.
Charming mask from the MOSSI people of Burkina Faso. This wooden mask symbolize varied animals (antilope, crocodile) and is worn during ceremonies associated with new crops, initiations and funerals. The masks contains slight traces of wear and tear due to ethnographic usage.