BOBO CHAMELEONS, Burkina Faso

BOBO
Chameleon Headdress 1
36.5"l. x 8.5"h.
$600


BOBO
Chameleon Headdress 3
26.5"l. x 8"h.
$600

BOBO
Chameleon Headdress 5
12.5"l. x16"h.
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BOBO ( or BWA or NUNA ) Chameleon Masks

The chameleon is abundantly represented in the art of Burkina Faso peoples (Bwa, Bobo, Lobi and Nuna). It is considered one of the original primordial creatures created by God. Chameleons are considered magical and powerful because of their ability to change color when aroused or frightened. Its deliberate manner of walking also makes it an animal to fear.

Despite their appearance and patina, these wonderful masks show no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.

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