Mask - Wood - Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire

Description
Mask - Wood - Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire
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A beautiful Baule wood mask with a nice patina. Finely crafted headdress. It has a large jabot, pierced with holes and intended to hold feathers.
The Baule are one of the Akan peoples. They moved to western Ivory Coast more than 200 years ago and adopted the masking traditions of their neighbours, the Guro, Senufo and Yaure peoples. There are three basic types used in a special rejoicing dance called Goli, which symbolises the social order. This is a Kpan mask. With complex hairstyles and refined carvings, they represent the older woman in the ceremonies.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Baoulé
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Material
Wood
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
36×23×14 cm
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