Guro Kweni Wood Mask 16"
  • Guro Kweni Wood Mask 16"
  • Guro Kweni Wood Mask 16"
  • Guro Kweni Wood Mask 16"
  • Guro Kweni Wood Mask 16"
  • Guro Kweni Wood Mask 16"
  • Guro Kweni Wood Mask 16"
  • Guro Kweni Wood Mask 16"
  • Guro Kweni Wood Mask 16"

Guro Kweni Wood Mask 16"

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The Guro people live west of the Baule in Côte d’Ivoire. They were originally called the Kweni but when they were colonized by the French, they gave them the Baule name Guro. They are farmers and mostly grow cotton, rice, coffee and cocoa. The Guro have secret societies and believe in protective spirits to whom they used to build shrines and figures. One of these societies known as the Je society is responsible for social, political, and judicial questions, decisions of peace and ware, policing tasks, and the detection of destructive forces.

The are of the Guro is distinguished by extreme refinement. The Baule and Guro styles are at times difficult to separate. The Guro style however has one or two distinguishing marks: the face of the human tribal mask is usually long while the forehead and bridge of the nose form an elegant S-shaped profile. The tattoo pattern cut on the forehead and cheeks is a repetition of the short protruding tattoo marks on the men's faces. Another characteristic of many Guro tribal masks is the broad, wooden collar that serves as a fixture for the raffia cloak. Some Guro masks have a variety of colors while others are just polished in black or brown. The Guro also have a tendency to add animal features to the human face, like elephant's ears, a superstructure in the shape of a cockerel's or other bird's head

Origin: Côte d’Ivoire

Condition: This African mask is in good condition. Please look at the images.

Measurements: 16" tall and 6" wide 5" deep

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MSK-109
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