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Dogon Samana Mask, Mali http://www.imodara.com/item/mali-dogon-samana-foreign-warrior-mask/

Dogon Samana Mask, Mali http://www.imodara.com/item/mali-dogon-samana-foreign-warrior-mask/

Africa | Face mask "dyommo" from the Dogon people of Mali | Wood, kaolin and black paint

Africa | Face mask "dyommo" from the Dogon people of Mali | Wood, kaolin and black paint

Mc Cue, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mc Cue, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Africa |  Mask "walu" from the Dogon people of Mali | Wood, polychrome paint || Representing the mythic antelope "walu", that was engaged by the creator deity "amma" to protect the sun from the fox "yurugu". To take revenge the fox digged holes in the ground, so the antelope fell and was badly injured. Although the eight ancestors of men nursed "walu", it died. The dance of the mask "walu" reminds of this mythical occurrence.

Africa | Mask "walu" from the Dogon people of Mali | Wood, polychrome paint || Representing the mythic antelope "walu", that was engaged by the creator deity "amma" to protect the sun from the fox "yurugu". To take revenge the fox digged holes in the ground, so the antelope fell and was badly injured. Although the eight ancestors of men nursed "walu", it died. The dance of the mask "walu" reminds of this mythical occurrence.

Dogon Walu Mask, Mali http://www.imodara.com/item/mali-dogon-walu-antelope-mask/

Dogon Walu Mask, Mali http://www.imodara.com/item/mali-dogon-walu-antelope-mask/

Dogon Mask  NOTE: Known for their powerful aggressive masks, the Salampasu people of the Kinshasha Congo would have used a mask like this in ceremonies for warrior initiation, circumcision, and funerals.

Dogon Mask NOTE: Known for their powerful aggressive masks, the Salampasu people of the Kinshasha Congo would have used a mask like this in ceremonies for warrior initiation, circumcision, and funerals.

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