Ivory Coast brown dyed Guro mask

$45.00

Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mask
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mask
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mask
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mask
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mask
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mask
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mask
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mask
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mask
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mask
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mask
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mask

Ivory Coast brown dyed Guro mask

$45.00

Ivory Coast brown dyed Guro mask

Size:

310mm High X 160mm Wide X 150mm Deep

Weight:

0,4Kg

Detail: Carved wooden mask with brown dyed face

Ivory Coast art

Ivory Coast brown dyed Guro mask. The Baoulé, the Senoufo and the Dan peoples are skilled at carving wood and each culture produces wooden masks in wide variety. The Ivorian people use masks to represent animals in caricature to depict deities, or to represent the souls of the departed.

As the masks are held to be of great spiritual power, it is considered a taboo for anyone other than specially trained persons or chosen ones to wear or possess certain masks. These ceremonial masks are each thought to have a soul, or life force, and wearing these masks is thought to transform the wearer into the entity the mask represents.

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Ivory Coast brown dyed Guro mask

Detail: Carved wooden mask with brown dyed face

Ivory Coast art

Ivory Coast brown dyed Guro mask. The Baoulé, the Senoufo and the Dan peoples are skilled at carving wood and each culture produces wooden masks in wide variety. The Ivorian people use masks to represent animals in caricature to depict deities, or to represent the souls of the departed.

As the masks are held to be of great spiritual power, it is considered a taboo for anyone other than specially trained persons or chosen ones to wear or possess certain masks. These ceremonial masks are each thought to have a soul, or life force, and wearing these masks is thought to transform the wearer into the entity the mask represents.

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Additional Information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 150 x 160 x 310 mm

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