Khayni

Helmet Masks | Mali

£1,500
DESCRIPTION
The Bozo people, famous for their fishing are located predominantly along the Niger River in Mali and known as the ‘masters of the river’. They preserve a number of animist traditions and believe that objects, places and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence.
 
This pair of masks are hand carved from wood with brass details and represent a male and female. They would have traditionally been worn on the head during ceremonies.
 
HOW TO STYLE
Style as a shelf or table accessory.  
 
DIMENSIONS
Height 103cm
Diameter 36cm

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