Senufo masks from the Senufo tribe in northern Côte d’Ivoire are created by artists who live apart from the rest of their village. The masks are believed to have the power to help communication between the living and their dead ancestors. The Senufo worship ancestors such as Kolotyolo,  the ‘Ancient Mother’ who holds so much power that she has to be carefully approached through intervention by lesser gods.



13 inches 


Senufo mask necklace