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Arrival of the Bobo Masks

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher1994

African Ceremonies

African Ceremonies

The sun is not yet fully risen and the village paths are still deserted when a line of masks proceeds to the ceremonial square. Led by the serpent mask and followed by the buffalo and two owl plank masks, these Do society maskers wear voluminous hibiscus-fiber costumes. They are an artful synthesis of the human and natural and are thus the perfect conciliators in all spiritual matters.

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  • Title: Arrival of the Bobo Masks
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Date: 1994
  • Location: Burkino Faso
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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