Bobo Mask

Bobo Mask

Bobo Mask


These striking face masks are made by the BWA people of Burkina Faso who are prolific producers of art with a rich masking tradition that is still evolving and flourising. BWAs are most recognised for their decorative patterns and repetition of shapes and many of their masks are used in agricultural and fertility rites when sowing crops. These sun-shaped forms usually affirm the power of the sun, moon and cycles of nature.

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