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Miniature Guro Mask 11.5″ – Ivory Coast – African Art

$129.00 $51.60

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A charming miniature Guro mask with small superstructure. The mask is 11.5 inches tall and weighs 1 pound. We offer custom stands for an additional charge. Inquire for more details. This piece would make an excellent addition to any collection.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)

Ethnicity

Guro

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

11.5"

Width

5"

Depth

3.5"

Weight

1lb

Overall Condition

Possible minor imperfections and wear & tear, including but not limited to scuffing, cracking and minimal chipping. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more details.

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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