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African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask


African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask
African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask
African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask
African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask
African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask
African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask
African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask
African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask
African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask
African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask
African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask
African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask

African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask    African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask

A Guro, "Gu" mask-39/11.5 CM. A Guro, "Gu" mask, Ivory Coast, of the workshop of the master of Bouaflé. A delicate face, the lower lip slightly v-shaped, the nose reminiscent of a triangle, narrow almost closed eyes pierced through, strong eyebrows, high hairline, an attachment on top of the head on which a bird is sitting; remains of Camwood, beautiful patina due to frequent ritual use mask. Provenance Amadou Bouaflé, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Early to mid 20th century.

In the culture of the Guro, a distinction is made when wearing masks as to whether there is a connection with the cult or whether the connection is more in the context of secular festivities. Three sacred masks are associated with Zamble. He is a mythical male being who has both leopard and antelope features.

Zamble has a beautiful wife named Gu and a fierce brother named Zuali mask. These masks have a rather canonical form. In contrast, other types of Guro masks, which are only for entertainment, are designed by the respective wearers. Called "Gu" in the vernacular, this mask represents a woman known for her beauty. It was worn by a man and was supposed to bring good luck to the family that invoked the mask.

The dancer then mimed the feminine grace. African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Carved Wooden Chiwara Antelope Sculpture 1370.

African BOBO BIRD MASK, 20TH CENTURY, BURKINA FASO. African art Fang of Gabon masks 1003. African Tribal Art BOBO MASK, BURKINA FASO-Mask Wooden Carved Mask 1377. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks".

The seller is "naga_4823" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to Canada.

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

African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask    African Guro, Gu Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Tribal African Art Face Mask