A One-of-a-Kind handcarved Tsogo Tribe mask handmade by artist in Gabon.
Size: 17.5"L x 7.5"W
Due to the handmade nature, expect natural imperfections that come with natural material and handmade artistry.
Lightly dust to clean. No cleaners or polish.
About: This mask originated from the Tsogo people and is part of a wider regional tradition of divided color faces. They are used in initiation ceremonies and share the kaolin white surface with their Gabon neighbors, the Fang, Punu and Kwele.
The Tsogo are known for their rituals and religious ceremonies to conduct initiation , including Bwiti (knowledge of the world), Mwiri (warrior training for men) and Nyembe, which is an institution to teach young women their role and function in the society.