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Vuvi Twin African Face Mask With Raffia on Custom Stand 15″ – Gabon

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Hand carved wooden face mask with vegetable fiber raffia, equipped with a custom made stand. This beautiful mask features two faces, with natural pigments.

The mask itself is 9″ tall without the stand, and 15″ on the stand.

Type of Object

Mask and Stand

Country of Origin

Gabon

Ethnicity

Vuvi

Material

Pigment, Vegetable fiber, Wood

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

9” Without Stand, 15” With Stand

Width (Inches)

15”

Depth (Inches)

5”

Weight (Pounds)

1.3lbs Without Stand, 2.1lbs With Stand

Overall Condition

Minor cracking and dings throughout. See photos.

Tribe Information

About the Vuvi People

“The Vuvi live near the Mitsogho and carved masks which were stylistically influenced by their neighbours. They are flat, covered with white pigments, display a triangular chin, and are often more elongated than those of the Mitsogho, but like the Mitsogho, they were worn during funeral ceremonies.
The Vuvi cast metal bells with cephalomorphic handles, while their carvers decorated the Ebanza cult house with doors and posts. They were covered with white pigments, leaving the raised geometric and figurative motifs plain.”

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

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