African Nyabwa Mask/Crest/Altar of a shaman? in wood, horns and fabric, from the Bete ethnic group of Ivory Coast
Collected in the region of Daoula, in the centre-west of Ivory Coast -
This African Nyabwa Spider Mask/Crest/altar of a shaman from the Bete tribe of Ivory Coast, is fascinating and magnificently carved with very aggressive horns.
The face is behind the horns. These types of masks were used in peace ceremonies, held after an armed conflict. It is also used to frighten a potential enemy, during ceremonies to encourage warriors to go to combat, or at the return of hunters when the hunt was successful.
This mask could be used in a lying position, by a shaman, during rites with a magical protective function destined to warriors and hunters.
Objects are sent with insurance and track & trace.
Express and secure shipment.
The shipment takes between 1 and 3 days for France; 2 and 5 days throughout Europe.
- Spinnenmasker / altaar
- Etnische groep / cultuur
- Regio / land
- Doek, Hoorn, Hout
- Verkocht met standaard
- 26×21×30 cm
- 1,84 kg