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Ceremonial Artifacts and Masks

  • Mask-Dan Tribes

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    Mask-Dan Tribes

    $ 224.00

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    Charlotte Elliott & The Book Store Next Door

    Mask-Dan Tribes

    $ 224.00

    Dan Mask. Early 20th Century. West African.

    16" long X 9" wide

    Wood with scarification on forehead.

     

     

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  • Mask of uncertain origin

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    Mask of uncertain origin

    $ 2,000.00

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    Charlotte Elliott & The Book Store Next Door

    Mask of uncertain origin

    $ 2,000.00

    We have been studying this mask for over a year. We are still not certain what it its origins are.  Is it 20th century?  Is it African?  Several versed scholars have been unable to agree.  Some say Daan. Others say Pacific Island.  Now we are considering that it might be Alaskan or Northwest Coast.
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  • Mask - Mali

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    Mask - Mali

    $ 275.00

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    Charlotte Elliott & The Book Store Next Door

    Mask - Mali

    $ 275.00

    Initiation mask of the Marka People. Wood Brass and Fiber. Very old. In near fine condition. Missing a helmet tassel.

    12 3/4" long x 5" wide at widest point.

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  • Mask - Kifwebe - Congo

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    Mask - Kifwebe - Congo

    $ 385.00

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    Mask - Kifwebe - Congo

    $ 385.00

     Kifwebe (Congolese mask) similar to Baluba - circa 1940.

    Of the several mask types used by the Luba, one of the better known is kifwebe, a mask elaborated with whitened parallel grooves on a dark ground. The kifwebe masks, used by the secret society of the same name, originated in this territory. The Luba attribute its origins to three spirits, which emerged from a ditch near a lake. The female spirit was attracted by humans and went to live among them. The two male spirits stayed in the bush, but visited the village where they dazzled the inhabitants with their dancing to the point where the men begged to be initiated. These distinctive masks vary a great deal but in general are characterized by lineal patterns all over the face.  They were worn with a raffia costume. Danced in male/female couples and representing spirits, kifwebe connect this world and the spirit world. They are used to mark important periods of social transition and transformation, appearing at the death of a chief or any other eminent person, or when a person assumes an important political title. Worn on the night of the new moon, they are also performed in honor of ancestors. 

    26" tall. 13" wide.

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  • La Cote D'ivoire Aujourd'hui

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    La Cote D'ivoire Aujourd'hui

    $ 30.00

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    La Cote D'ivoire Aujourd'hui

    $ 30.00

    Remy, Mylene. A.G. Grijelmo. Spain. 1979. Hardcover.

    French language tourist guide. Good condition.

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  • Heddle Pulley

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    Heddle Pulley

    $ 129.00

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    Heddle Pulley

    $ 129.00

    Female figure with facial scarification and neck ornaments. Early 20th Century.

    12"tall X 3 1/2" wide

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  • Day of the dead mask

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    Day of the dead mask

    $ 145.00

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    Day of the dead mask

    $ 145.00

    South American devil mask. Day of the dead.   13" wide horns made from tree pods that rattle.  10" long
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  • Noh Drama Mask

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    Noh Drama Mask

    $ 250.00

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    Charlotte Elliott & The Book Store Next Door

    Noh Drama Mask

    $ 250.00

    19th Century Noh Theatre Mask. Wood.
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