Dogon Mask (Kanaga)
Dogon Peoples, Mali
Materials: wood, organic paint
H: 32 inches, W: 17.5 inches
This vintage Dogon Kanaga mask comes from Dogon ethnic group of Mali. The act of carving this mask holds as much spiritual significance as the ritual in which the masks are won. A mask of this type offers a rare look at the Dogon highly secretive methods of mask making. Although these ceremonies are now frequently performed for the public, the sacred meaning of the Kanaga is retained by the Dogon villagers who fear and respect depend on the power of the mask.
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Posted by Tracy Richelle High on 9th Jun 2021
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Posted by Tracy Richelle High on 2nd Jun 2021
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