|Traditional African Mask - Vuvi Spirit Mask - 12 Inches Tall - #6397|
12 Inches Tall
8 Inches Across
2.5 Inches Deep
Materials: Handcarved Wood, Kaolin Paint
Some masks may show heavy patina, sometimes including African repairs. You will receive this exact mask.
- The Vuvi people of Central Gabon are a small and esoteric tribe which makes "white masks of Ogowe," a group of masks, including Punu Okuyi masks, with similar styles and ceremonial purposes.
- Vuvi masks are black and white, carved with simplicity, stylistic features and basic designs endow these carvings with a minimalist beauty.
- These masks are relatively flat with slit eyes, a generally tear drop shaped face and a stripe connecting the chin and lips.
- Coloration is limited to a black band at the border of the mask as well as dark accents on the lips, nose and eyes.