Masks  

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The collection of woodcarvings Toguna presents on this medium and the objects which are also to be found in our gallery, are the result of  an ongoing search in West-Africa undertaken to find authentic and used items fit to present in our gallery. The dust of Africa must still be present!

Masks have to be used; “il a dansé”, it has to be used in traditional dances : this is an important criterium for purchase. Sometimes they can be found with travelling bands of marionette-players, sometimes from the Dogon-dancers themselves. Also browsing at local art dealers sometimes yields beautiful pieces.