Senufo Kpelie Bird Mask

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African Carved Wood Senufo Tribe Kpelie Mask with Bird

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An amazing mask from the Senufo tribe of the Ivory Coast. Intricately carved with the traditional heart-shaped face and bird. Such ‘kpelie’ or ‘kodal masks’ of the Senufo people are among the best-known mask types of Africa. They generally have a small, mask face with almost pointed, protruding forehead, slit eyes, a narrow, inwardly curving nose and a small, strongly protruding mouth, which is here rectangular with visible teeth. These masks were worn during ceremonies. In a very good original condition, with a wonderful patina.
A great addition to any tribal art collection or fantastic eye-catching stand-alone accent piece.
Dimensions: 22x20x47 cm

 

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