Guli Decorative Mask-50/31.7 CM. A beautiful and unique handcrafted Goli mask that originates from the Akan people from Ghana and the Ivory Coast who are known as The Baule. The Baule tribal people migrated westwards from Ghana three centuries ago as the Ashanti rose to power.This mask is representative of a second group of Baule masks, this kplekple mask is one of the great abstractions in African art. The face of this Baule Goli mask is flat, the eyes have and oval shape and the mouth is rectangular, the mask also have two horns from the top of the head that represent power and strength.
The round head is said to stand for the sun, and the horns for the buffalo. The most popular Goli is used as a symbol of fertility during agricultural and commemorative ceremonies. An original patina covers the item. The goli is also paraded during the occasions of a new harvest, the visit of dignitaries, or at the funerals of notables. This is a unique mask that is steeped in tradition, The unusual shape has made this mask one very sort after African mask for collectors All sizes listed are approximate.No two masks are exactly the same.. Below we have a selection of other long Fang masks carved in the same style as above but with different colours, patterns and colours on the Fang mask. African art, handcrafted from one piece wood Akua'ba Female sculpture 805. African Tribal Art Bidjogo Dugn-be Vintage Wooden Carved Mask 1177. African Woven Raffia Basket Tote Bag, Bawku Beauty 1981.
Hand Carved Tribal Mask African Art Igbo mask the spectacular crest 1341. 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.