African Hand Carved Malian Initiation Wood Antelope Mask, "Bamana Ntomo Antelope"
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This expressive mask by Christopher Nyasafo celebrates the traditions of the Bamana people from Mali. Hand-carved of sese wood, this replica mask with bright eyes features six horns centered by an antelope. The mask is known as "Bamana Ntomo" as it comes from the Ntomo Association and is worn by boys during their initiation rites into manhood. Bamana Ntomo masks are also worn during harvest festivals, and those decorated with even number of horns are worn by women. Men wear the masks with an uneven number of horns.
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