African Tribal Mask

An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)


An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)
An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)
An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)
An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)
An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)
An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)
An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)
An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)
An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)
An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)
An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)
An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)

An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)    An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)
An tribal iconic Guro mask. Another marker of Guro masks is the nature of the tattoo marks found on them. Guro tattoo marks replicate the scarification marks found on the men of the tribe. These marks are cut in relief on the foreheads and the cheeks in repetitions.

Guro masks have small mouths and sharpened teeth. The coiffures on the masks are done in elaborate, geometric patterns, mostly in five parts. In addition, most Guro masks have broad, wooden collars to hold raffia cloaks worn by the dancers.

Yet another distinction of Guro masks is the usual and common addition of animal features even to human masks. These can be in the form of elephant's ears, antelope's horns or superstructures of bird's heads. So great is the tendency to add animal features to masks that the Guro carvers' finest masks are the mash-ups of different animal This Guro mask represents the spirit of Gu, the wife of Zamble, a supernatural being. The elephant husks represent the spiritual power and is believed by the tribe to have magic powers to protect the human way of life of the owner and the tribe. The masks depicts a combination of human and animal traits and imaginary beasts. It was commonly used during traditional ceremonies such as funerals, animal sacrifices and weddings. Today, the people of Ivory Coast honor their ancestors with traditional dance and the mask is worn to symbolize their remembrance of the past. Work around the clock for you. Our workers regularly move from tribe to tribe and to the oldest settlements in Africa in order to obtain for us the best and most authentic items. At afrians bast we stand behind all of our merchandise. Your satisfaction is our main goal, and we thank you for shopping at afrians bast. New listing Guro Yaure Portrait Passport Mask Cote d'Ivoire African Art (3732 - B).

Kifwebe mask - SONGYE tribe - D. R Congo (3650 - Q). African Masks and statues of the Grebo (3417 - Q).

African Mask BIG Grebo Tribe Liberia Initiates Elders Grebo Mask (2087). This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "amiteini" and is located in this country: GH. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Handmade: Yes
  2. Modified Item: No
  3. Country/Region of Manufacture: Cote d'Ivoire
  4. Culture: African
  5. Provenance: Ownership History Not Available

An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)    An tribal iconic Guro mask (3737 B)