Overall: 10.8" H x 10.3" W
Projection Depth: 3.5
With its demure gaze and beautiful ornamentation, this mask comes from the Krobo people of Eastern Ghana. Such masks are used during puberty rites as a sign of a girl's chastity; they are considered an honor for the entire family. ''The bird on the forehead is a dove, symbolizing purity,'' artisan Walter Kuma explains.