This mask was carved in the style of the Yaure people of Ivory Coast. The mask features a female face with a big grin and parted coiffure. It measures 12 inches tall and weighs 1.5 pounds. There is some breakage on top and minor cracking and wear and tear. Please inspect photos. Stand not included but one can be added for an additional fee.
Beautiful Yaure Face Mask 12″ – Ivory Coast – African Art
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Some breakage on top coiffure. Minor cracking and wear and tear.
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.