The Kurumba live in the north of Burkina Faso, in the Aribinda region. Their artistic reputation rests on their antelope headdresses which are worn during funeral ceremonies and are believed to represent the soul of the deceased. The Kurumba consider themselves as the oldest inhabitants of Yatenga and for this reason call themselves,
, meaning 'long established'. They are cultivators of the dry savanna and have a structure of chiefdoms, but are also grouped into several clans that have their representatives in the various villages.
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KURUMBA Animal Masks