Guéré Wé Mask African Tribal Face Mask Wood Hand Carved Wall Hanging Art-52.5/17.5 CM. Ex- French African tribal art collection. The African Guéré mask is reputed to be complex both in terms of shapes and, often, also, of materials. This is the case of this fantastic-looking anthropo-zoomorphic mask, made up of a combination of pointed, horned excrescences, bristling with fangs, around which resinous masses imprison cowries, red wood powder, and clay libations.
This shaggy head with bulging eyes reveals scattered teeth between ovine horns. Before the 1960s, the masks, whose elaboration was inspired by the visits of the spirits during dreams, accompanied most activities such as war, dancing, singing, hunting.Each of these masks had a name associated with its function. It remained the property of the dancer's lineage. If this mask is invested with a social function, as when it is required by the chief to order certain works, it can also be intended to distract the villagers. An original patina covers the item. Vintage Hand Carved Wooden decor Mask Igbo Red and White Spirit Mask-1846. The Ashanti, Asante, Kuduo Akan ceremonial pot from Ghana-3738. African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Mask Mask With Voice Amplifier - 1962.
African Tribal Art Mask Hand Carved Tribal Mask Songye Kifwebe Mask -3151. 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 worldwide.