The Kulango form a people from the northeast of Ivory Coast, established around the cities of Bouna and Bondoukou, and also in the Comoé National Park.
The Dioula named them the “Pakhallas” and they were often designated like this by the first colonists.
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 Kulango are craftsmen and merchants.
- Tánc maszk
- Masque koulango
- Etnikai csoport / kultúra
- Region/ country
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 4×14×43 cm
- 1.04 kg