"Guro Mask"

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Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Wood
Dimensions (in): 10" x 6"
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 15.24
Region: Ivory Coast
Tribe: Guro Tribe
Approximate Age: 35 years (1983)
Availability: In Stock
Item Number: M022
Condition: Excellent
Certificate of Authenticity Provided

"Guro Mask" is a highly stylized Ram Mask hand crafted by the Guro Tribe of the Ivory Coast. It is easily hung on any wall in your home or office. The elegant mask was made in 1983 in the shape of a human head with two sets of curved horns and belongs to the category of Dye (or Je mask).

The Dye ceremony is a men's dance group consisting of a number of animal masks that are fearsome and powerful. The Dye dance troop consists of hyena, elephant, buffalo, ram, roan antelopes, hippopotamus, monkeys and dogs. 

The Dye masks are supreme symbols of male authority, and were prominent in the past, whereas today they still dance in the village but mostly appear at the funerals of prominent persons. The strong and long horns and facial features reinforce the idea of abstracted power, as Dye becomes the embodiment of male energy. Such masks are usually worn on the head with a large grassy costume. 

 


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