Gouro mask from central Ivory CoasT-51/20 CM. Among the group of Mande from the south, in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized into lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics from their creations.
Animists, they have used since the 1950s a family of masks associated with the Zaouli dance. Indeed like the African Goli masks of the Baoulé, the set of Guro masks, relating to the geniuses of nature, comes in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorphic one, which is considered the wife of the zamblé mask, the Gu. The Gu, or Lu, whose function is apotropaic, represents a young woman endowed with the criteria of beauty peculiar to the Guro, in particular the facial scarifications and filed teeth.It is while singing in honor of the zamblé that the Gu moves gracefully. An original patina covers the item. AFRICAN special African tribal mask A Handsome Dan Gagon Bird African - 1961. African Art African MASK GURO-1719. African Vintage tribal Hand Carved Wooden decor Mask SONGOLA MASK-1887.
African Tribal mask Art Wooden Carved Exclusive African BAULE GURO-1925. 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.
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