Marka Information

Tribe: Marka
Mask Type: Helmet (Marka)
Country: Mali
Comments: Very good condition. Unique shape and form with detailed and intricate decorative patterns. Evidence of wear and use, showing good patination. Many embellishments remain secure and reflect the jovial, exciting nature of the mask function. This mask was used in initiation ceremonies for young men.
Price: 500
Material: Carved wood, cowrie shells, thread, cloth
Age: Mid 20th Century
Height (in): 15
Width (in): 10
Depth (in): 7