Senufo Spitfire African Wall Mask in Hand Carved Wood
From the Senufo people of Mali, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, this style of large masks are composites of several animals such as antelopes, buffaloes, crocodiles, warthogs, hornbills, chameleons and humans to symbolize power and to recall important myths. They were called Kponungo ('funeral head masks') but outsiders referred to them as 'Spitfire' is used by outsiders and they were used for protection ceremonies.
- Sese wood
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Intended as wall decor
- 2.36 lbs
- 20 inches H x 8.3 inches W x 5.8 inches D
- Made in Ghana