Tánc maszk (1) - Fa - Masque Djimini - Djimini - Nyugat-Afrika

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Tánc maszk (1) - Fa - Masque Djimini - Djimini - Nyugat-Afrika
2nd half 20th century - Kiváló

Like the Tagouana, the Djimini are Mande peoples from northern Ivory Coast. During the conquests of the Samory, they paid a heavy price because they refused to deal with them. Colonised by France in the 19th century, they have adopted the imported religion. For these two reasons, masks and the statuary have almost disappeared among these peoples. However, a few rare masks and figurines of which we had the certainty that they represented benevolent spirits, were kept. Please note the black and thick patina on the surface of this mask. This is due to the art of the Djimini, who mastered the glazing of pottery by using tree resins, techniques which they reproduced on the surface of masks. We have forgotten the precise use of this mask. Nevertheless, it is still worn for masquerades in ceremonial rituals.
The Ligbi and the Djimini are Muslim craftsmen and merchants, who live in the north of Ivory Coast. They have an institution named Do or Lo, where the visible part of the ceremonies is performed in the form of a very colourful dance. If several masks are taken out for funerals, there are also more specific janiform or polychrome masks, used by the Djimini for the birth of twins.

A tétel részletei
1
Tánc maszk
Masque Djimini
Etnikai csoport / kultúra
Djimini
Region/ country
Nyugat-Afrika
Fa
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Kiváló
Sold with stand
Nem
4×18×37 cm
2 kg
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