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Makonde Lipico Mask

$495.00

1 in stock

These Makonde masks are used in invitation ceremonies, called Lipico, for both boys and girls.

1 in stock

Sold By: For African Art Gallery

Product Description

Item: #2648

Ethnic Group: Makonde

Country: Tanzania

Material: Wood, metal, human hair

Size: 9.5″ (24 cm) x 9″ (23 cm) Tall.

Provenance: Ex Private USA Collection

The Makonde Lipico masks are made of light balsa like wood, are traditionally adorned with human hair, and worn with a cloth tied around the bottom rim that loosely falls over the masquerader. The masks are used in invitation ceremonies, called Lipico, for both boys and girls. Within an initiation ceremony, boys were forced to overpower the masquerader and unmask the Lipico.

Additional Information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 12 x 12 in

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