Ethnic Pounou, Punu white Mask of Gabon
Weight : 0.55 KG.
Origin Country : Gabon.
Raw material : Wood and pigments.
Width : 17cm.
Height : 23cm.
Ethnic Group : Pounou.
Color : Black and white pigments, Kaolin.
Tribal White mask of Pounou, Punu ethnic group in Gabon, of light wood painted with Kaolin
Frontal or temporal scarifications, diamond shaped with nine (09) points, refer to the notion of perfection and wisdom. These are masks of ancestors.
The cap in two (02) parties is styled "Njabi", ethnic subgroup.
The Pounou (Punu) represents their ideal of female beauty through their masks and express the serenity of the Ancients who protect and advise them from the kingdom of the dead.
The Pounou (Punu) live mainly in Gabon.
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