~SMore~
Stained Glass Copper Art 
Wind Chimes
Water Fountains
Mosaic
1984~2004
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Art by: Sandy More

Welcome to my collection of African tribal art
~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)

Gabon

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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

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Punu Mask~

I Have Named This Fabulous African Mask Wind Chime

~Tribal Goddess~




More Pictures Below

One Of A Kind Very Unique!!

Totally Hand Beaded and Mosaic! 

I have fallen in love with these masks!
The beautiful  carvings!  The meaning of each mask.  
The cultural beliefs of the tribes.
 Very unique!



This fabulous ~Tribal Goddess~ Wind Chime is

~36"  inches in length from top to bottom
and is 10" wide

~21 Strings

~21 Pieces of Youghiogheny Stained Glass hang from the bottom of this fabulous mask

~21 
Fire Polished Clear Swarovski Crystal Round

~ 4 Red Bells 

~2 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,
Tiny Glass Seed Beads, 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
~Sandy~



Fine Craftsmanship went into this mask
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 Goddess~ for your home.



Included with your wind chime: 
You will receive a repair kit  and a 

~Certificate of Authenticity~
Original  Singed Art

Shipping

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

Payment

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.
 Thank you!




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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,

 
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