Baule Red Mamiwata Mask with Bird and Snake

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The Baule people occupy a part of the Côte d'Ivoire between the Komoé and Bandama Rivers that is both forest and savanna land.

Mamiwata mask usually depicts a brightly colored female face surrounded or topped by animals - often snake and bird. Usually the animals are shown in dynamic poses and vivid colors and they allude to a local a story or a proverb.

Although the snake does not fly it has caught the bird whose home is in the sky.

This red mask is topped by a snake a bird.

Provenance: Yuri Raskin home for over 40 years.
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Product Details:

  • Size: 16" x 9 "
  • Shipping: $100.00
  • Material: Wood
  • Quantity: 1 available in stock
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