Bobo Butterfly Mask, Burkina Faso
D:6" W:75" H:12"
Bwa masks are for dancing during the framing and harvest season. Its geometric triangular designs represent the rays of the sun reaching the crops. These kinds of masks are based on older traditional masks but this specific style is thought to have been created in 1980s by a particular village. It thus articulates the evolution of artistic styles in Burkina Faso. This is a striking contemporary mask that can hang on the wall.