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Mawa

by JOMEN NONA

Size: 64cm x 57cm

Medium: Gold ink on Black paper

Category: Art Prints / Etchings

$235.00 (Incl GST)

This artwork depicts a face mask, known as Mawa.

Mawa were used for initiation purposes in past times by witchdoctors.

The initiation was for boys to pass to manhood and become warriors.

In the image, I’ve surrounded the Mawa with lightning which shows the power the mask gives the person wearing.