Metal Plated Marka Mask 19.5″ on Stand – Mali – African Art


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This mask was carved in the typical style of the Marka people of Mali. The mask has metal plating covering the face and the head of a Chiwara on top. The mask measures 18 inches tall, 19.5 inches including base, and weighs 2.5 pounds. There is minor cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear – please inspect photos.

Type of Object


Country of Origin





Wood, pigment, string, metal, beads and cowrie shells

Approximate Age


Height (Inches)

18" mask | 19.5" including stand

Width (Inches)


Depth (Inches)


Weight (Pounds)

2.5 lbs mask | 3 lbs including stand

Overall Condition

Minor cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear.


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Tribe Information

About the Marka People

“The Warka (also known as Marka) and Bozo tribes occupy the northern region of the Bambara territory. Although they speak different languages, they share a number of institutions and are famous for their masks and puppets. Similar to Bambara Ntomo society masks, Warka masks are generally carved with a comb on top of the head, but unlike Bambara masks they are often covered with metal plaques.”

Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.