|Traditional African Mask - Bamileke Buffalo Mask - 12 Inches Tall - #24651|
12 Inches Tall
6.75 Inches Across
4 Inches Deep
Materials: Handcarved Wood, Fibers, Beads
Some masks may show heavy patina, sometimes including African repairs. You will receive this exact mask.
- Bamileke masks are carved to honor the king, or "fon."
- They are displayed during important ceremonies to celebrate the presence of the ancestor spirits of the king.
- They are believed to promote fertile fields for a good harvest.
- Masks with beads represent great wisdom, while animal masks represent the belief that the king, or fon, could transform into an animal in order to facilitate communication with the ancestors.