BWA  ART,  Burkina Faso

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BWA, ART

Bwa art focuses mainly on their boldly designed masks. Bwa masks transformed the dancer into a supernatural being and were used by the Do society at dances to promote fertility of the fields and at funerals of Do members. The geometric designs all have meanings. The checkerboard pattern symbolizes the separation of light from dark, good from evil, and female from male.

Despite their appearance, our masks show little evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

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