About this artwork
A specific group of families controls the production and performances of this type of abstract wooden plank mask with geometric designs in red, black, and white. Stemming from the village of Boni and belonging to the Bondé family, this mask was performed in honor of a historic ancestor. He was a person of short stature and is remembered as a masterful hunter who spent long periods of time alone in the forest.
- Plank Mask (Luruya)
- Burkina Faso
- Wood and pigment
- 63.5 × 22.9 × 14 cm (25 × 9 × 5 1/2 in.)
- Gift of Joan Faletti Scottberg, the Faletti Family Collection