African Tribal Mask

African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697


African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697
African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697

African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697    African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697

African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK-36.5/18 CM. Wooden Carved Mask The art of the Guro is distinguished by extreme refinement. The Baule and Guro styles are difficult to separate.

The Guro style, however, has one or two distinguishing marks: the face of the human Wooden Carved Mask is usually longish while the forehead and bridge of the nose form an elegant S-shaped profile. The tattoo pattern cut in relief on forehead and cheeks is a repetition of the short protruding tattoo marks on the men's faces, and another characteristic of many Guro masks is the broad, wooden collar that serves as a fixture for the raffia cloak. There are polychrome, as well as black and brown polished Wooden Carved Mask. There is a much stronger tendency than with the Baule to add animal features to the human face - elephant's ears, or a superstructure in the shape of a cockerel's or other bird's head. The hairdo is often carved in elaborate geometrical patterns, surmounted by horns or a totem animal. In some the nose forms an animal-like beak. Rather well known is the zamble Wooden Carved Mask combining the features of hyena, crocodile (or leopard) and antelope. Most of them are polychrome.

There are also human Wooden Carved Mask with long horns and a superstructure in the form of one or two human figures. The Wooden Carved Mask are supplemented by voluminous, multipartite costumes of palm-frond strips or reed-grass, which completely conceal the dancer's body.

At ceremonies the Je animal Wooden Carved Mask are the first to appear, and they prepare the audience for the performance of the more powerful, anthropomorphic figures. 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: Cote d'Ivoire
  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 Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697    African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Bambara Ethnic The Guro style MASK 1697