"Guro Mask"

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Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Wood
Dimensions (in): 16" x 6"
Dimensions (cm): 40.64 x 15.24
Region: Ivory Coast
Tribe: Guro Tribe
Approximate Age: 25 years (1993)
Availability: In Stock
Item Number: M021
Condition: Excellent
Certificate of Authenticity Provided

 

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.

Masks from Africa
Masks were probably the first objects of African Art to capture the interest of art lovers of the New World. Like sculptures, masks served distinct functions. They were used for initiation, fertility rites, ancestor and spiritual worship, and other ceremonies.

The multitude of styles the masks produced revealed great artistic stories. African masks have been collected since artists like Pablo Picasso started his famous collection. He has stated that African masks inspired much of his work.

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