KURUMBA, animal masks, Burkina Faso

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KURUMBA masks are carved in honour of family, clan of village cheifs after their deaths. They do not necessarily represent the deceased, but living creatures who enhance the family prestige. The collective name of these masks are adone or adunei, but each one receives its own individual name. Carved in the greatest secrecy, they are only brought out for funerals or seasonal celebrations.

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