Guro Mask - Ivory Coast

Guro Mask - Ivory Coast

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This type of mask is usually commissioned by the wearer to represent a person, a clan totem, animal or special theme.  It is used as a part of a dance in village festivals, weddings or enthronements.  They are usually carved for one specific occasion and then discarded.  This one is made of wood and painted a beautiful red patina with a bird as a headress to the mask

The Guro or Gouro people have lived in the valley regions of the Bandama River of Côte d'Ivoire since the late 19th century.

20"T x 8"W