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Bovid Mask with Burkina Faso Border #3
  • William Daniels
    born 1975
    born: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ; active: United States
  • Bovid Mask with Burkina Faso Border #3, 2017
  • Where object was made: United States
  • Object Height/Width: 31 1/2 x 25 1/2 in
  • Courtesy of the artist. Image by Keena Gonzalez © 2018. All rights reserved.
  • Not on display
  • EL2018.084
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Paying Homage: Celebrating the Diversity of Men in Quilts", 02-Jun-2018
Daniels describes the influence for this work: “The border in the Bovid Mask wall hanging features images of masks used in festivals held during the dry season in villages of Burkina Faso, West Africa. The actual wooden masks are usually around three feet high, giving the wearer an otherworldly height and appearance. Representing the spirits of the village, the masks are used in ceremonies to protect and chaperone residents and influence nature.”