Satimbe Mask


This is a satimbe("sister on the head") mask, in which the rectangular part common to most Dogon wooden masks, is surmounted by a standing female figure with outstretched arms. This figure represents yasigine, the only woman admitted to the Awa male society. These few female members of Awa stand for the collective woman who, in origin stories, first discovered masks. This occurred in primordial time before men took over the privilege for themselves exclusively, barring all women except yasigine from contact with maskers or the mask society. Notably, these are the only Dogon women whose deaths are honored with a dama.


Product Details:

  • Size: 34" x 21" x 6"
  • Shipping: $350.00
  • Material: Wood, leather
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