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Kurumba (Antelope) headdress

Kurumba (Antelope) headdress are secured to the top of the head with head and shoulders disguised with raffia. The dancer wears a raffia skirt. Like the
Bamana, they dance in pairs and sometimes appear with a masked hyena dancer.

Origin: Burkina Faso

Measurements | 46″x15″

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The Kurumba live in the north of Burkina Faso and are not as well known for their antelope masks as the Bamana who live in Mali with its chi wara mask. Nonetheless, this tall carved wood and pounded metal Adone (Antelope) Headdress is one of the most important masks of the Kurumba, related to the founding of the group and is their protective totem. . The design of these graceful antelope forms emphasizes the slender features of the animal’s horns, neck, and snout. The Adone is traditionally used in ceremonies to honor and celebrate the ancestors either at burial or in commemorative ceremonies.

Origin: Burkina Faso

Measurements | 46″x15″

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Dimensions 15 × 46 in