This amazing Grebo mask portrays an abstract face with three hands coming from the front. The mask measures 29 inches tall and weighs 8 pounds. The mask comes with the custom made stand.
Dan Grebo “Hands Up” Mask w/ Custom Stand 29″ – Ivory Coast
1 in stock
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Wood, pigment, fabric, vegetable fiber, feathers
29" mask, 29.5" on custom stand
8 lbs mask, 9 lbs with stand
Some imperfections and wear and tear. See photos or inquire for more information.
About the Grebo People
“Unlike the other populations living in Liberia, the Grebo people are not structured by the Poro society. They are ruled by a chief known as Bodio who lives in near total isolation. The characteristic feature of Grebo masks are an elongated nose set between tubular eyes. These masks were recently attributed to a neighbouring tribe, the Kru, who live on the Ivory Coast. Since they have one or several pair of eyes, it is thought they may represent sears.”
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.