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Authentic Guro Mask
Authentic Guro Mask
Authentic Guro Mask
Authentic Guro Mask
Authentic Guro Mask
Authentic Guro Mask
Authentic Guro Mask
Authentic Guro Mask
Authentic Guro Mask
Authentic Guro Mask
Authentic Guro Mask
Authentic Guro Mask
Authentic Guro Mask
Authentic Guro Mask

Authentic Guro Mask with Custom Stand 13″ – Ivory Coast – African Art

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The Guro people of Ivory Coast are well known for their colorful and highly decorated masks. A common characteristic of the Guro style, is the use of polychrome paint, which is used for the yellow, red and black pigmentation on this mask.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)

Ethnicity

Guro

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

13" mask | 15" on stand

Width

5.5"

Depth

4"

Weight

1 lb mask | 3 lbs with stand

Overall Condition

Some imperfections and wear and tear. See photos.

Tribe Information

About the Guro People

“Between the Baule and the Yaure to the west, the Malinke to the north and the Bete and We to the south, the Guro people live surrounded by savannah and forest. They migrated from the north during the 16th century and number about 200,000. Originally they were called Kweni, but they were violently colonized between 1906 and 1912 and were given the Baule name Guro by the invading French colonials. Guro villages have rounded houses in the northern area and rectangular houses in the southern region. Village life is regulated by a council of elders, representing each main family, and by secret societies. The Guro farm predominantly cotton, rice, coffee and cocoa - the men clear the fields and the women plant. “

Sources:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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