Bobo people, Burkina Faso
An important group whose masks are especially artistic, the Bobo people live in Eastern Burkina Faso. They are one of the tribes who speak the Gur language and are collectively known as the Gurunzi. The Bobo carve masks to symbolize animals or spirits of the bush, which are worn during ceremonies associated with a new crop, initiations and funerals.
Carved sese wood by Louis Kojo Botchway
29-1/2” x 8” (75 cm x 20.4 cm)
Item # 10030-M