African Tribal Mask

African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618


African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618

African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618    African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618

Baule Portrait Mask with Figures Ivory Coast African -39/15.3 CM. This Baule mask falls into a special grouping known as'portrait masks', Kpan Pre, Kpan Kpan.

These masks are said to portray an honored person of the village who is celebrated during a ceremonial dance known as "Mblo". It is an aesthetic performance in which this beautifully carved mask would be worn with a multicolored costume and danced in the most graceful manner by either the person it represents or a relative. The costume would have been attached to the broad collar of the mask by cords that were threaded through the holes at the back of the mask. The "Mblo" dance reflects feminine virtues including graceful movements and elegant dancing steps and celebrates her beauty.

These masks are danced to entertain during days that the Baule do not work and they will also appear to honor important visitors to the village. An original patina covers the item.

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: Mali
  2. Culture: African
  3. Handmade: Yes
  4. Modified Item: No
  5. Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
  6. Time Period Manufactured: 1600-1900

African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618    African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Exclusive Baule Portrait Mask with 1618