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Extra Fine Senufo Kepeli-yehe Mask. Bronze. Stand. Korhogo. Côte d’Ivoire Ivory Coast. Africa

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    The Senufo people – numbering between 1 to 1.5 million and aka Siena, Senefo, Sene, Senoufo, and Syénambélé – is a West African ethno-linguistic group consisting of diverse subgroups.   Their masks are varied with a range of materials.   By far the most profound and valuable are… Continue reading

Stunning Guro Horned Mask. Bird Motifs. Wood. Cote d’Ivoire. Africa

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    The Guro of Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) have handmade colorful masks for generations. These masks are similar to the Baule….. but the similarity ends there.   The Guro (Kweni) are ancient hunters (more recently farmers) in the valley regions of the Bandama River.   The daily life… Continue reading

Old African Dance Mask Dan, Ivory Coast Africa

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Detail: This is a typical Dan mask except for one feature: the wood is smooth but not polished. These masks are known for their normal (idealized) human face carvings. This mask does not have any noticeable scarification. Circa mid-1900’s. In very good condition. Stand is not included.

Guro Tribal Fertility Mask, Ivory Coast Africa

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Detail: Guro masks usually consist of narrow faces, large foreheads. The Guro mask represents the spirit of Gu, the wife of Zamble, a deity. Gu is usually depicted as elegant, graceful, serene and beautiful. These masks are generally used in sacrificial gatherings, funerals and celebrations. Circa mid-1900’s. Pristine condition.
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