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Beauty Beyond the Eye of the Beholder – Punu Mukudj Masks

Friday, March 27, 2015

The distinct white mukudj masks from the Punu people of Gabon represent an ideal feminine beauty of both physical and spiritual perfection. Every element of the mask holds symbolic meaning that range from representations of the ancestors to scarifications marks that enhance sensuality. The beauty of the Punu masks is topped only by the remarkable way they are danced, high up on stilts signifying the mukudj's power and farsighted vision...

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