Re: [African_Arts] Re : Senufo Kpelie
- Thank You, W8s !I can't decide if something is rare or not. I leave that to professionals'expertise.The thing is that the Kpelie masks that I have seen until now seem to me more flat (flatter ?) than this one.. which is maybe a fake but which I would nevertheless find interesting to compare with other ones of the same shape.It's a pity (for me) that you do not have any photos of the masks you mention !Meanwhile, I have visited your site with interest.CheersVero
sanibelart@... wrote:Methinks this is a fairly common kpelie style. It certainly is similar to many that I have seen and some that I have owned. Not identical. But stylistically very similar.
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From: Veronique Martelliere <proximatribal@ yahoo.com>
> Bonjour Rand,
> Would like to show you this unusual Kpelie mask which comes from the Senufo
> community of Burkina Faso (Ferkessedougou) ..
> It's a mask used for celebrating ceremonies. (I will probably think of using
> it for celebrating the book I won on last month draw - Thank You, Rand !)
> If someone has or has seen another Burkinabe Kpelie mask of this type, I would
> like to see it for comparison.
> Thank You !
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