191020 Mask - Cotton, Feathers, Metal, Wood - Old Tribal used - Dan Guere - Liberia

Description
191020 Mask - Cotton, Feathers, Metal, Wood - Old Tribal used - Dan Guere - Liberia
2nd half 20th century - Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear

Old tribal used Dan Guere mask from Liberia.
Size are 44 cm x 38 cm.

Hand carved from a single piece of wood and other material with color pigments.
Modern ethnology puts the Wobe and Guere together under the name We, despite the fact that the people themselves use the old names. The We population is estimated at 100,000. Rice, yams, taro, manioc, maize, and bananas are the primary crops grown. Farming and hunting have been largely replaced by laboring in the diamond camps or working at the rubber plantations. Confederations govern both ethnic groups -- the largest is the warrior confederation which is led by a military chief, who also acts as a civil authority. The family units also play an important role in We social life.

Lot details
Object
191020 Mask
Indigenous object name
Old Tribal used
Ethnic group/ culture
Dan Guere
Region/ country
Liberia
Material
Cotton, Feathers, Metal, Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
44×0×0 cm
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