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Punu Mask (Extra-Small)

Punu Mask (Extra-Small)

African Imports

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The mukudj mask (also called okuyi, mokoi, ukuyi, mokoi or mbwanda) simultaneously represents an ancestor spirit and an idealized woman. The diamond pattern on the forehead and squares on the temples represent the scarification marks common among Punu women and emphasize the symmetry of the face. The mukudj is danced by male members of the Mwiri Society on very tall stilts at births, funerals, initiation ceremonies for adulthood, and other major social events to invoke the approval of ancestor spirits.

Completely hand-carved in wood, with the typical white kaolin clay surface. Includes custom steel stand for display; can also be displayed on a wall with the addition of a hanging cord.

  • Product type: African Décor
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.0 × 4.0 × 4.0 inches  (22.9 × 10.2 × 10.2 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 2.0 lb (32.0 oz; 907 g)
  • SKU010008130

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