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Gurunsi BRETT MASK (creatures of the wild) Burkina Faso. H 113 cm.

Tiébélé (by Guillaume & Pauline)  Tiebele, Burkina Faso

The city of Tiébélé in southeastern Bukina Faso is the home of the incredible decorated houses of the Gourounsie. Each year, women decorate the houses with symbolic designs to protect the houses (in the animist tradition)

"Bwa Plank Masks" Yenou Village, Burkina Faso, 2006 photo by Phyllis Galembo

"Bwa Plank Masks" Yenou Village, Burkina Faso, 2006 photo by Phyllis Galembo⭐️⭐️⭐️A use for twigs!

Africa | Masquerader. Region of Houndé, Burkina Faso | ©Sergio Pessolano

masquerader, Region of Houndé, Burkina Faso, Africa photo: © Sergio Pessolano

Africa | Big board mask "karanga" ~ Yatenga style ~ from the Mossi people of Burkina Faso | Wood, matt patina. Polychrome paint | The "karansé" masks (sing. "karanga") are additional fixed by a dowel, which is inserted through the sides of the mask and is gripped between the dancers teeth. The simple costume consists of shirt and trousers, with a belt of raphia fibres wrapped around.

Big board mask "karanga" ~ Yatenga style ~ from the Mossi people of Burkina Faso

Africa | "Wan-Zega Mask" from the Eastern (Boulsa) Mossi people of Burkina Faso || One of the more common masks; worn by adult men, together with a loose fitting red fiber costumes.

Burkina Faso eastern (Boulsa) Mossi people Wan-Zega mask, one of the more common masks, worn by adult men together with a loose-fitting red fibre costume.

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