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Baule bo nun amuin Mask - The Baule are one of the Akan peoples. They moved west to the Ivory Coast more than 200 years ago and adopted masking traditions from their neighbors, the Guro, Senufo and Yaure peoples. Bo nun amuin, the sacred and fearsome bushcow/antelope men's masks, kept in the bush and hidden from women and children, show the serious and powerful potential of Baule spirits.  This mask has a moveable lower jaw.

Baule bo nun amuin Mask - The Baule are one of the Akan peoples. They moved west…

Africa |  Guro Mask |  Ivory Coast | A carved wood painted animal themed mask

Africa | Guro Mask | Ivory Coast | A carved wood painted animal themed mask

Africa | Anthropomorphic mask with horns "zewe" from the Guro people of the Ivory Coast | Wood and polychrome paint | In the southern Guro country, the mask "zewe"is extremely powerful and represents either the chief or the spokesman of the "je" society. In the north, however, the mask is called "fire-eater"- mask, because of it's big open snout.

Anthropomorphic mask with horns "zewe" from the Guro people of the Ivory Coast

Dan. (Ivory Coast) Old mask on the forehead marked with a long vertical scarification, overlooking the slit eyes accented with a band of white pigments. The cheeks are scarified, and the wide open mouth reveals metal teeth now patina red textile use. (See reproduction) Wood. h.: ​​28 cm

(Ivory Coast) Old mask on the forehead marked with a long vertical…

Twin Mask (Nda) Date: 19th–20th century Geography: Côte d'Ivoire, Bandama River region Culture: Baule peoples Medium: Wood, metal, patina stain

Mbolo Twin Mask (Nda) from the Baoulé people of the Bandama River region of the Ivory Coast

Africa | 'Kpan' mask from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast | Wood and pigment

'Kpan' mask from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast. Wood and pigment.

Africa | Mask "kpan" from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast | Wood, pigment | "kpan" masks are part of the "goli" masquerade, a day-long performance that involves the entire village population and which displays four pairs of masks. This popular event only takes place during an important event such as the death of a notable or a major celebration.

Baule "kpan" masks are part of the "goli" masquerade, a day-long performance that involves the entire village population and which displays four p.

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