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Do Form Mask

Intro: Charred Wood, Wax
Dimensions: 35.75 X11.25 X4.5 Inches

About this piece:

Charred wood accentuates the grain and softened texture of protruding pegs and symbolic facial features of this mask. This piece is based on the shape of the West African Do Dance mask representing a humming bird mixed with mask features of other cultures. Overall dark coloration gives a sense of mystery to the piece ( Do Masks from Burkina Fasso are typically Black, White and Red Oxide and higly patterned. The “dancer” would be covered in raffia and fabric and not visible to the audience as a weaterner would view a dancer