Punu masks represent idealized female ancestors. The white colour of the mask is asexual; white is a symbol of peace, gods, spirits of the dead and the hereafter. Therefore the predominant colour in the celebrations, funerals and commemorations. This is why the masks were worn at the funeral. They have also appeared in the magic rituals whose function was to expose the sorcerers.
Please look at the beautiful effect.
Wood, kaolin black and white pigment
- Etnisk gruppe / kultur
- Distrikt / land
- Andre halvdel av 1900-tallet
- God tilstand, brukt med noe tegn til bruk
- Selges med stativ
- 29×19×11 cm
- 642 g