NAFANA BEDU MASKS ARCHIVES, Ivory Coast

Despite their appearance and patina, we believe these masks were probably made to be sold.

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

For all UNSOLD masks, GO TO NAFANA BEDU MASKS



 

Nafana 1
SOLD


 

Nafana 2
SOLD


 

Nafana 3
SOLD


 

Nafana 4
SOLD


 

Nafana 5
SOLD


 

Nafana 8
SOLD


 

Nafana 10
SOLD


  

Nafana 12
SOLD


 

Nafana 14
SOLD


  

Nafana 15
SOLD


 

Nafana 16
SOLD


Nafana 18
SOLD


Nafana 19
SOLD


Nafana 21
SOLD


 

Nafana 24
SOLD


 

Nafana 25
SOLD


Nafana 26
SOLD

 

Nafana 20
SOLD

 

Nafana 17
SOLD


Nafana 27
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

These huge polychrome plank masks known as Bedu are danced in ceremonies designed to rid the village of harmful spirits. All have a shallow box-like extension on the back that functions to support the mask on the dancer's head. They are not as heavy as their size would indicate and can therefore be hung on a wall.

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