The traditional Punu mask originates from the Punu people of Gabon. The Okuyi mask would be worn to entertain on festive occasions, when they danced to incarnate the spirits of ancestors. This specific mask represents an idealised female face by the scarifications on the forehead of the mask and the high coiffure which was a typical hairstyle of the woman within this region. Okuyi meaning the 'rite of passage ritual'
Tribe: Punu People
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