Ivory Coast Woman & Baby

$1,624.00

Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mother and baby
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mother and baby
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mother and baby
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mother and baby
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mother and baby
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mother and baby
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mother and baby
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mother and baby
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mother and baby
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mother and baby
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mother and baby
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mother and baby
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mother and baby
Africa art one of a kind Ivory Coast mother and baby

Ivory Coast Woman & Baby

$1,624.00

Ivory Coast Woman & Baby

Size:

850mm High X 300mm Wide X 260mm Deep

Weight:

6,8Kg

Detail: Wood carved woman with baby on back

Ivory Coast art

Ivory Coast Woman & Baby. 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 Woman & Baby

Detail: Wood carved woman with baby on back

Ivory Coast art

Ivory Coast Woman & Baby. 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.

Read more here

Additional Information

Weight 6.8 kg
Dimensions 260 x 300 x 850 mm

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