11" long x 7" wide x 5" deep. Made in Cameroon. A-WC073
Pono masks represent idealized female ancestors' faces. The white color of the mask is genderless; white is a symbol for peace, deities, spirits of the dead, and the afterlife. It is thus the predominating color in funeral celebrations and memorials. Therefore the masks were worn during funerals. They appeared also in the magical rites whose function was to unmask sorcerers. The masks have realistic, mostly white but sometimes black faces with protruding pursed lips, globular protruding eyes incised with a curve, high-domed foreheads, and characteristic rigid high coiffures reflecting the Punu women's hair styles.
Asoke is a strong fabric worn by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The luxurious material is worn for special occasions. When making this Asoke fabric, each strip is woven and bound together that creates an uneven looking weave. A variety of patterns and colors are used and includes many other types of material such as cotton, polyester and silk. Full size pieces 53” x 80”. Made in Nigeria. M-F090
Each piece is different, no two are alike. Exact colors and designs cannot be requested or guaranteed.
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