|Traditional African Mask - Senufo Kpeliye’e Mask - 10.5 Inches Tall - #33575|
10.5 Inches Tall
7 Inches Across
3 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.
- The masks 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.