Bwa Butterfly Headdress, Burkina Faso

$900.00

Bwa Butterfly Headdress, Burkina Faso, 86" x 16", wood, pigments.

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The exceedingly wide butterfly headdresses were danced at agricultural fertility rites and at funerals. Heavy and wide the dancer must be strong and given a wide girth. Despite the weight of the headdress the dancer's costume and movements created an airy floating butterfly-like feel. The geometric designs have symbolic meaning, most notably the checkerboard pattern represents the relation between light and dark, good and evil, and man and women. Good condition.

  • Model: AA57
  • 1 Units in Stock


This product was added to our catalog on Monday 27 January, 2014.

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