About This Item
12 Inches Tall
8 Inches Across
2.5 Inches Deep
Materials: Handcarved Wood, Kaolin Paint
Some masks may show heavy patina, sometimes including African repairs. You will receive this exact mask.
The Vuvi people of Central Gabon are a small and esoteric tribe which makes "white masks of Ogowe," a group of masks, including Punu Okuyi masks, with similar styles and ceremonial purposes. Vuvi masks are black and white, carved with simplicity, stylistic features and basic designs endow these carvings with a minimalist beauty.
These masks are relatively flat with slit eyes, a generally tear drop shaped face and a stripe connecting the chin and lips. Coloration is limited to a black band at the border of the mask as well as dark accents on the lips, nose and eyes.
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