Global Art & Artifacts


Marka / Warka Mask with Brass.  Bamara.  Cloth hood.  Mali.  Africa.

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    The largest ethnic group in Mali are the Bamara… about 2.5 million.  In the northern region of the Bamara territory are the Marka (aka Warka), known for their unique and artistic masks covered with brass or copper and other adornments.   The masks are generally carved with… Continue reading

Old African Dance Mask Dan, Ivory Coast Africa

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Detail:  This is a typical Dan mask except for one feature:  the wood is smooth but not polished.  These masks are known for their normal (idealized) human face carvings.  This mask does not have any noticeable scarification.   Circa mid-1900’s.  In very good condition.… Continue reading

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