African Tribal Mask

Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)


Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)
Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)
Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)
Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)
Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)
Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)
Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)
Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)
Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)
Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)
Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)
Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)

Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)   Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)
COLLECTION CENTER The African tribes. Antiques AFRICAN MASK Ethnographic FOR African Masks African Guro masks. Antiques AFRICAN MASK Ethnographic FOR African Masks.

Packed carefully AFRICAN MASK carefully, appropriate for such a collectible item. From the private collection of Of K Blumenthal FOR Antiques AFRICAN MASK Ethnographic FOR African Masks. Beautiful Antiques AFRICAN MASK Ethnographic FOR African Masks. African MASK crafted African Guro masks that originate from the west coast of Africa AFRICAN MASK more specifically from Ivory Coast. Guro tribe or GUro tribe as they are sometimes pronounced are Guro Mask very spiritual people AFRICAN MASK their masks are all representations of their way of live AFRICAN MASK spiritual way of life.

This Antiques AFRICAN MASK Ethnographic FOR African Masks. Guro mask AFRICAN MASK many of the other masks are representations of the spirit of Guro, the wife of Zamble, a supernatural being. Each mask is similar but not identical with horns that represent the spiritual power AFRICAN MASK is believed by the tribe to have magic powers to protect the human way of life of the owner AFRICAN MASK the tribe.

Guro mask is very unique AFRICAN MASK has a combination of human AFRICAN MASK animal traits AFRICAN MASK imaginary beasts. Birds of different kinds can often be seen carved into the mask such as the hornbill or other large-billed birds. These masks were commonly used during the traditional ceremonies such as funerals, animal sacrifices AFRICAN MASK weddings, today the people of Ivory Coast honour their ancestors with traditional dance AFRICAN MASK the mask represents their loyalty to the past.

Collectibles Cultures & Ethnicities African Masks. To view more African mask, return to our mask gallery. Traditional African masks play an important role in certain traditional African rituals AFRICAN MASK ceremonies.

Serve an important role in rituals or ceremonies with varied purposes like ensuring a good harvest, addressing tribal needs in time of peace or war, or conveying spiritual presences in initiation rituals or burial ceremonies. Some masks represent the spirits of deceased ancestors. Others symbolize totem animals, creatures important to a certain family or group. In some cultures, like the Cuba culture of Zaire, masks represent specific figures in tribal mythology, like a king or a rival to the ruler.

Wearer of the mask is often believed to be able to communicate to the being symbolized by it, or to be possessed by who or what the mask represents. Ritual AFRICAN MASK ceremonial masks are an essential feature of the traditional culture of the peoples of. A part of Sub-Saharan Africa, e. Roughly between the Sahara AFRICAN MASK the Kalahari Desert.

While the specific implications associated with ritual masks widely vary in different cultures, some traits are common to most African cultures. For instance, masks usually have a spiritual AFRICAN MASK religious meaning AFRICAN MASK they are used in ritual dances AFRICAN MASK social AFRICAN MASK religious events, AFRICAN MASK a special status is attributed to the artists that create masks to those that wear them in ceremonies. In most cases, mask-making is an art that has been passed on from father to son, along with the knowledge of the symbolic meanings conveyed by these masks. African masks come in all different colors, such as red, black, orange, AFRICAN MASK brown. Traditional African cultures, the person who wears.

A ritual mask conceptually loses his or her human life AFRICAN MASK turns into the spirit represented by the mask itself. This transformation of the mask wearer into a spirit usually relies on other practices, such as specific types of music AFRICAN MASK dance, or ritual costumes that contribute to the shedding of the mask wearer's human identity. The mask wearer thus becomes a sort of medium that allows for a dialogue between the community AFRICAN MASK the spirits (usually those of the dead or nature-related spirits).

Masked dances are a part of most traditional African ceremonies related to weddings. Funerals, initiation rites, AFRICAN MASK so on.

Some of the most complex rituals that have been studied by scholars are found in Nigerian cultures such as those of the Yoruba AFRICAN MASK Edo peoples. Rituals that bear some resemblance to the Western notion of theatre. Every mask has a specific spiritual meaning. Most traditions comprise several different traditional masks.

The traditional religion of the. Dogon people of Mali, for example, comprises three main cults (the Awa or cult of the dead, the Bini or cult of the communication with the spirits, AFRICAN MASK the Lebe or cult of nature); each of these has its pantheon of spirits, corresponding to 78 different types of masks overall.

It is often the case that. The artistic quality AFRICAN MASK complexity of a mask reflects the relative importance of the portrayed spirit in the systems of beliefs of a particular people; for example. Simpler masks such as the kale kale of the Baoulé people of Côte d'Ivoire (essentially a circle with minimal eyes, mouth AFRICAN MASK horns) are associated with minor spirits. Are one of the elements of great African art that have most evidently influenced European AFRICAN MASK Western art in general; in the 20th century, artistic movements such as cubism, fauvism AFRICAN MASK expressionism have often taken inspiration from the vast AFRICAN MASK diverse heritage of African masks. Influences of this heritage can also be found in other traditions such as South- AFRICAN MASK Central. African masks are usually shaped after a human face or some animal's muzzle, albeit rendered in a sometimes highly abstract form. The inherent lack of realism in African masks (AFRICAN MASK African art in general) is justified by the fact that most African cultures clearly distinguish the essence of a subject from its looks, the former, rather than the latter, being the. Elements in a mask's looks are codified by the tradition AFRICAN MASK may either identify a specific community or convey specific meanings.

Both the Bwa AFRICAN MASK the Buna people of Burkina Faso have hawk masks, with the shape of the African mask of the beak identifying a mask as either Bwa or Buna. In both cases, the hawk's wings are decorated with geometric patterns that have moral. Meanings; saw-shaped lines represent the hard path followed by ancestors, while checkered patterns represent the interaction of opposites (male-female, night-day, AFRICAN MASK so on). Are found in many cultures.

Masks from the Senufo people of Ivory Coast, for example, have their eyes half-closed, symbolizing. A peaceful attitude, self-control, AFRICAN MASK patience.

In Sierra Leone AFRICAN MASK elsewhere. Small eyes AFRICAN MASK mouths represent humility, AFRICAN MASK a wide, protruding forehead represents wisdom.

In Gabon, large chins AFRICAN MASK mouths. Represent authority AFRICAN MASK strength The Grebo of the Ivory Coast carve masks with round eyes to represent alertness AFRICAN MASK anger, with the straight. Nose representing an unwillingness to retreat.

Actual subject of artistic representation. An extreme example is given by nwantantay masks of the Bwa people (Burkina Faso) that represent the flying spirits of the forest; since these spirits are deemed to be invisible, the corresponding masks are shaped after abstract, purely geometrical forms.

Transit time varies and vary by carrier, we cannot control delays caused by carriers. Also subject to change especially during peak periods. The item "Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)" is in sale since Monday, November 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "amiteini" and is located in Ghana.

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  1. Handmade: Yes
  2. Modified Item: No
  3. Country/Region of Manufacture: Congo
  4. Culture: African
  5. Provenance: Ownership History Not Available

Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)   Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1309)