BWA  ART,  Burkina Faso

BWA
Plank Masks
Catalog
 

 

BWA
Flutes
Catalog

BWA
Helmet
Mask 21



 
 BWA Hawk/Butterfly Masks
Catalog


Photographs ©Tim Hamill

BWA, ART

Bwa art focuses mainly on their boldly designed masks. Bwa masks transformed the dancer into a supernatural being and were used by the Do society at dances to promote fertility of the fields and at funerals of Do members. The geometric designs all have meanings. The checkerboard pattern symbolizes the separation of light from dark, good from evil, and female from male.

Despite their appearance, our masks show little evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

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