BWA STYLE HAWK/BUTTERFLY MASKS ARCHIVES, Burkina Faso

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

The masks below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For UNSOLD Bwa Hawk/Butterfly masks, GO TO BWA HAWK/BUTTERFLY MASKS PAGE


BWA, HAWK MASK 2
87" x 12.5"
SOLD

BWA, BUTTERFLY MASK 3
74" x 13"
SOLD


GURUNSI, BUTTERFLY MASK 12
42.5" x 11"
SOLD
From Herbert Baker, 1971

BWA, BUTTERFLY MASK 1
SOLD

BWA, HAWK MASK 4
SOLD

BWA, HAWK MASK 5
SOLD

BWA, HAWK MASK 7
SOLD

 

BWA, HAWK MASK 8
SOLD

BWA, HAWK MASK 9
52.5" x 10.5"
SOLD

BWA, HAWK MASK 6
63" x 13"
SOLD

BWA, HAWK MASK 13
SOLD

BWA, HAWK MASK 11
SOLD

BWA, HAWK MASK 10
49" x 15.5"
SOLD

BWA HAWK MASK 14
61" wide x 15.25" high x 7.5" deep
SOLD

BWA BUTTERFLY MASK 16
76.5" wide x 13" high x 7" deep
SOLD



BWA HAWK MASK 18
68.5" wide x 17.5" high x 8" deep
SOLD




BWA HAWK MASK 17
79.5" wide x 13.5" high x 8" deep
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

These wide headdresses transformed the dancer into a supernatural being. They 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.


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