African Babanki Elephant Mask 13

Item # BAB062829OD
$980

This African Elephant Mask from the Babanki people of Cameroon measures 37 inches tall, 13.5 inches wide. It is hand-carved of wood and adorned with hammered brass. The elephant is a royal animal in Babanki tradition and these masks may be worn only by privileged members of the community on special occasions such as dances, festivals, and funerals. The movements of dancers wearing the elephant mask are slow and majestic, imitating the elephant itself and befitting his dignity. The elephant mask is second in prestige only to the human mask. - FREE US SHIPPING

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