This mask was carved in the style of the Yaure people of Ivory Coast. The mask features a female face with pursed lips and nearly closed slits for eyes. It measures 16 inches tall and 20 inches on its custom base and weighs 4 pounds. There is a broken piece on the top of the horn and some cracking. Please inspect photos.
Beautiful Yaure Face African Mask 16″ w/ Stand – Ivory Coast
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16" Mask, 20" w/ Stand
2.5 lbs (mask) 4 lbs (w/stand)
Broken horn on top and cracking.
About the Yaure People
“The Yaure people, 20,000 in total, settled in the territory between the Baule to the west, the Guro to the east and Lake Kossou to the north. They are divided into three main groups living in approximately twenty villages by a council of elders, leads each village. Their language, culture, religion and art are influenced by their powerful neighbors, the Baule and the Guro. Nevertheless, they possess a strong sense of identity and have evolved a characteristic and refined art.
The Yaure adorn a variety of everyday objects with figurative representations, but it is their masks that reveal their artistic abilities.”
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.