BWA M MASK
CODE . MAS.SOL.M.BFS.24.WOD
Traditional mask of the Bwa ethnic group from Burkina Faso, hand carved.
Country: Burkina Faso
Material: 100% Wood
Traditional mask of the Bwa ethnic group from Burkina Faso; Hand carved in Acajou wood and painted with natural dyes.
The Bwa live in some areas from southwestern Burkina Faso to the Malian city of San, and live mainly from agriculture, being also great craftsmen.
The Bwa began to carve wooden masks for their rituals, based on the masks of their neighbors the Guruntsi and the Bobo.
All Bwa masks represent the spirits of nature that have some influence on the human being.
Now they not only use masks for initiation ceremonies, but also on market days, funerals, and rites related to agriculture.