Crest mask EJAGHAM EKOI 41 cm Cameroon African Art

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Seller: thidai-0 ✉️ (349) 100%, Location: Valbonne, FR, Ships to: AMERICAS, ASIA, Item: 363717557495 Crest mask EJAGHAM EKOI 41 cm Cameroon African Art. Our objects are authentic and old, they come from their countries of origin, it is normal to find cracks, native repairs, lacks, wear of time on the wood.... Crest mask with volutes of the Ejagham Ekoï. It has a circular base of wicker basketry, with a very high kick. Her hairstyle is made up of three horns in leather-wrapped scrolls. Wrapped braids imitating hair extensions, with wooden pins signifying the hair that is enshrined in the skull. The hairstyle would represent that of the young women named "Moninkim" at the end of their traditional seclusions during which the dance "Nkim" was taught. The eyes surrounded by white is kaolin. The face of the mask is sheathed in antelope animal skin. The masks were coated with palm oil before use which gave them a lacquered appearance. Then placed in daylight so that their leather softens and adopts a satisfactory luster. From "Calibar" these African masks were produced by the Ekoi, then transported to the Cross River region in southeastern Nigeria. Condition: Good condition, it leans to one side., Authenticity: Original, Unitary quantity: 1, Length: 20, Width: 13, Tribe: Ejagham Ekoi, Material: Wood, Original/Reproduction: Original, Unit of measure: Kg, Origin: Africa, Weight: 0.870, Period: 1990 and after, Matter: Wood leather antelope skin, Height: 41, Type: Crest mask, Color: Dark Wood Tone

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