Stained Glass Copper Art
Art by: Sandy More
Welcome to my collection of African
~Celebrations of World Cultures~
I hope you enjoy these fabulous mask as much as I do!
The African mask is considered
among the finest creations in the art world and is highly sought after by
art collectors. Many of the pieces some replicas, can be viewed in museums
and art galleries in many parts of the world. Masks in Africa have great
cultural and traditional significance. Latest developments and understanding
of Aesthetic principles, religious and ceremonial values, have brought about
a greater insight into the ideas and moral values that African artists
express in their art
PUNU (APONO, BAPUNU, MPONGWE, PUONOU, PUNO)
Punu masks represent
idealized female ancestors' faces. The white color of the mask is
genderless; white is a symbol for peace, deities, spirits of the dead, and
the afterlife. It is thus the predominating color in funeral celebrations
and memorials. Therefore the masks were worn during funerals. They appeared
also in the magical rites whose function was to unmask sorcerers. The masks
have realistic, mostly white but sometimes black faces with protruding
pursed lips, globular protruding eyes incised with a curve, high-domed
foreheads, and characteristic rigid high coiffures reflecting the Punu
women's hair styles. The masks often have an Oriental expression, but no
such influence has been established. Many Punu masks can be recognized by
raised diamond-shape scarification marks on the foreheads and temples. The
scarification marks on the temples are thought to be associated either with
a female ancestor, or with a southern sub-group of the Punu tribe. Black
face-masks have exactly the same stylistic characteristics as the white
masks, but they are believed to have a judiciary function and help identify
sorcerers. The performances of the masks are nowadays intended primarily to
entertain audiences on festive occasions. Only rarely do the masqueraders
fulfill a ritual function of officiating at funerals, when they dance as
embodiments of the ancestor spirits. In performances the dancers, wearing
costumes of raffia or cotton fabric and animal pelts, move with amazing
acrobatic agility on stilts up to six and a half feet in height.
This Is My Interpretation Of The
I Have Named This
More Pictures Below
One Of A
Kind Very Unique!!
Totally Hand Beaded and Mosaic!
I have fallen in love with these
The beautiful carvings! The meaning of each mask.
The cultural beliefs of the tribes.
This fabulous ~Tribal Goddess~ Wind Chime is
inches in length from top to bottom
and is 10" wide
~21 Pieces of Youghiogheny Stained Glass hang from the bottom of this
~ 4 Red Bells
Blue Green Agate
A mosaic of hundreds of small pieces of Vintage Stained Glass cover the face
I have had this vintage glass for over twenty years
~I'm a pack rat from way back~
Thousands of Quality Beads
Swarovski Crystals, Glass, Wood,
and Bone Beads.
Nylon Coated Stainless Steel Wire.
I have used
white grout and sealed it with a clear coat
so that it will look this way for many years to come.
No grinder marks! No sanding marks!
No Rough, Sharp or Cloudy Edges!
Totally Handcrafted By Me
Fine Craftsmanship went into this
I'm very proud and pleased to put my
name on this wind chime
Very Well Made!!
Elegantly highlight this exciting,
dancing wind chime is designed to make you smile
the musical sound of this beauty is soothing.
beautifully balanced for background tones.
The joyful primary colors go with any
landscape and create a permanent
focal point for your home
I lovingly spent hours and days handcrafting.
This fabulous whimsical ©~Tribal
Included with your wind chime:
You will receive a repair kit and a
~Certificate of Authenticity~
Original Singed Art
I will send you an invoice at the
end of the
auction. Buyer pays actual shipping cost.
I use UPS ground.
Insurance is included with shipping.
Shipping Cost is only $10.00
You may pay using Money orders,
Cashiers check or Personal checks.
Please allow ten days for checks to clear bank
Payment is expected within 10 days of auction close.
Click here to view my other auctions
E-mail me if you have any
Thank You for Looking and Good Luck on your Biding
© 1984-2004 All Of "Sandy's" Totally Handcrafted Stained Glass Art Wind
Chimes/ Water Fountains and Images Are Copyrighted And Registered by me,