Burkina Faso Wood Bird Mask Bwa Gurunsi Oiseau Nuna Mask Burkina Faso

Bwa Gurunsi Oiseau Nuna Mask Burkina Faso

Carved from the wood of the Ceiba pentandra…..which is called “cotton tree”,“silk-cotton tree”, or “ceiba”. “The wood is fairly soft and fine-grained, like pine, so it is easy to carve. It is very light, which makes it suitable for masks that are to be worn, especially big masks”

Attributes of Bwa Burkina Faso Masks are covered with complex compositions of triangles, rectangles, crescents, dentate patterns, and other geometric shapes, which are carved or pyroengraved, and then colored red, black and white using natural vegetable or mineral pigments.


Size: 33” long
      Head is 9” wide and is approx 7 1/2” inside diam.
      Bill 17 1/4” long
Condition: acceptable wear to edges and worn paint. Inside of the head piece has wear consistent with age and use. Small hole on top of bill wear it meets the head. Please see images for details.

If you have any questions or if you need additional images, please feel free to email me.

Date Posted

02/27/17

Price

$300.00

Shipping

$25.00

All Items are available for local pick-up, please contact us to arrange.



Price

$300.00

Shipping

$25.00

All items are shipped via Priority Mail or specialized carrier. They are packed to properly preserve and protect the condition of the item. If you have specific shipping instructions, please let us know.

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