African Tribal Mask

African Art/Mask Tribal Ligbi/Ligbe Coted'ivoire and Ghana


African Art/Mask Tribal Ligbi/Ligbe Coted'ivoire and Ghana
African Art/Mask Tribal Ligbi/Ligbe Coted'ivoire and Ghana
African Art/Mask Tribal Ligbi/Ligbe Coted'ivoire and Ghana
African Art/Mask Tribal Ligbi/Ligbe Coted'ivoire and Ghana
African Art/Mask Tribal Ligbi/Ligbe Coted'ivoire and Ghana
African Art/Mask Tribal Ligbi/Ligbe Coted'ivoire and Ghana
African Art/Mask Tribal Ligbi/Ligbe Coted'ivoire and Ghana
African Art/Mask Tribal Ligbi/Ligbe Coted'ivoire and Ghana

African Art/Mask Tribal Ligbi/Ligbe Coted'ivoire and Ghana    African Art/Mask Tribal Ligbi/Ligbe Coted'ivoire and Ghana

IVORY COAST AND GHANA HORNED AFRICAN MASK. X 7.75 inches W. Chips in the back, chipped ears. This beautiful mask combines human and animal elements.

Though the Ligbi people are predominately Islamic, masks with human faces surmounted by horns were worn by the men. The use of masks such as this one with well carved abstracted human features were generally forbidden to Muslims by the Koran as they were required to not carve a human graven images. The mask was worn with an elaborate costume consisting of a shirt, grass skirt and trousers made from locally woven cotton. Each time the mask is danced it is redecorated with the addition of paint to emphasize scarification and facial details it has however been cleaned and given a coat of wax to enhance its sculptural appeal.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED ON ALL PRODUCTS. I ENCOURAGE BUYERS TO LOOK AT ITEM THEMSELVES WHEN IN DOUBT TO DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO KEEP IT OR SEND BACK. LET ME KNOW THOUGH, AND THERE IS USUALLY SOME WAY I MAKE IT FAIR FOR YOU. CERTAINLY ANY ERROR ON MY PART, I WILL MAKE RIGHT.

THERE ARE MANY OTHER PROBLEMS I CAN MAKE RIGHT AND WILL DO SO. IF YOU LIVE IN A COUNTRY LIKE INDONESIA OR ANY OF THE AFRICAN COUNTRIES WHERE NO PACKAGES ARE EVER DELIVERED AND ARE STOLEN OR LOST, YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU ORDER SOMETHING.

BEFORE LEAVING FEEDBACK OF ANY KIND. IF I DESERVE A BAD FEEDBACK, I EMBRACE YOUR HONESTY, AND LEAVING A NEGATIVE OR NEUTRAL FEEDBACK IS SOMETHING YOU NEED TO DO.

I TURN FLIPS TO MAKE BUYERS HAPPY, SO IF THERE IS A PROBLEM, JUST LET ME KNOW AND I'LL MAKE IT RIGHT. I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO LOOK AT ITEMS IN PERSON AND SEND BACK IF THEY DON'T LIKE THEM. BELIEVE ME, I SORT OUT THE BAD ONES SO YOU WON'T HAVE TO. I HAVE MET WONDERFUL PEOPLE THROUGH THE PROCESS. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks".

The seller is "spotted_dog_design1" and is located in this country: US.

  1. Material: Wood
  2. Handmade: Yes
  3. Modified Item: No
  4. Country/Region of Manufacture: Cote d'Ivoire
  5. Culture: African
  6. Provenance: Ownership History Available


African Art/Mask Tribal Ligbi/Ligbe Coted'ivoire and Ghana    African Art/Mask Tribal Ligbi/Ligbe Coted'ivoire and Ghana