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Large Baga Nimba Carved Wood and Raffia Headdress or Mask, Guinea-Bissau 20th C

$1,650

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This expressive Baga Nimba headdress or mask was worn on top of woman's head with the raffia and adding clothing were concealing the body. The use of these masks was dancing at fertility ceremonies. This particular mask is made for decorative purposes and has likely not been used for ceremonial purposesposes.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Depth: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1980
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The piece is in good vintage condition with some decorative patination.
  • Seller Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2165327010192

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