TUSSIAN, plank mask, Burkina Faso

This large carved TUSSIAN plank mask, called Loniake, is comprised of a square plank of wood pierced with two eyes surmounted by the clan's emblem: a pair of horns (and sometimes a bird's head). The Loniake masks were worn during initiation ceremonies.

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