Africa | Mask from the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Horn, vegetal fiber, cowrie shells, human hair and textile || The kunggang of the Bamileke belong to an important association of healers and headmen, and for the purification of villages. They represent the power of intervention against sorcery.
By Wayan Rendah, this enigmatic mask is a song of love. Like swirling ribbons, suar wood tendrils lightly caress the face – samanea saman – a lover's face with openings carved in the eyes. "Her eyes, the window of her heart, are on him... with him in her thoughts in every moment," the artisan muses.