The Guere and their neighbors the Wobe share a number of customs and beliefs. Although they are separate tribes, the two peoples are often referred to as the We, whose name means “men who easily forgive.”

The We carving focused on sculpting powerful face masks and added features such as shells, bells, and nails, which were thought to reinforce the power of the masks.

The horns of these masks support their identification as war masks, yet they are worn primarily during funerals and – in a”police” capacity – to single out guilty people.

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