Africa Face mask of the "korè" society from the Marka people of Mali
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Africa | Zoomorphic mask "bolu" from the Guro people of the Ivory Coast | Wood, black and white paint | The animal masks "bohi" the goat, "glo", "zuin" and "kla" three different types of antelopes, "bolu" the hippo, "bi" the elephant, "blin" the dog and "du" the buffalo appear at the beginning of the masquerade forming a kind of advance guard. They are said to prepare the place for dancing.
Guro Mask, Ivory Coast on a base by the Japanese wood artist Kichizô Inagaki Paris.
Horned mask "giphogo" from the Pende people of DR Congo, Wood, paint.
Baoule Mask - The Baule currently reside in central and eastern parts of Ivory Coast. Their masks are used for rituals related to agriculture, fertility and funeral ceremonies.
Nigeria, Yoruba-Anagolight wood, matt patina, polychrome paint, in form of…
Africa | Mask "gelede" from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood | "gelede" is a society exclusively for men. In the Southwest they used to send their masks to all the villages around in order to increase fertility and to repel harm. In some areas men begging for fertility of their women, are disguised like transvestites, wearing body masks of a pregnant woman together with the gelede helmet masks.
Yaure. Costa de Marfil
Mali ~ Mask "kore" from the Marka people of Mali ~ Wood, punched copper sheet…