Ivory Coast red mask

$85.00

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Ivory Coast red mask

$85.00

Ivory Coast red mask

Size:

450mm High X 240mm Wide X140mm Deep

Weight:

1.4Kg

Detail: Carved wooden mask with red dyed face

Ivory Coast art

Ivory Coast red 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 red mask

Detail: Carved wooden mask with red dyed face

Ivory Coast art

Ivory Coast red 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 1.4 kg
Dimensions 140 x 240 x 450 mm

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