Mask - Wood - Guere - We - Liberia

Description
Mask - Wood - Guere - We - Liberia
Mid 20th century - Good

Maschera Guéré / Wé - Liberia
The Guéré people, often referred to as Wé, are the ethnic group that inhabit parts of Ivory Coast and Liberia. This mask with protruding eyes, rounded forehead, open mouth is a fine example of Guéré's war masks. However, according to some researchers, they are worn mainly during funerals and by judges to identify culprits.
Wé masks are also used in dispute resolution and ceremonies that convey moral messages. To their strong and distorted characteristics that uniquely combine human and animal forms, various objects and materials are often added to increase their spiritual power.

In good condition, with signs of tribal wear.

Shipping with postal parcel.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Guere - We
Region/ country
Liberia
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
35×28×18 cm
Weight
1343 g
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