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Baule Mask :: (IV-Baule-0066)

AU $190.00 AU $161.50

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IV-Baule-0066. 1 in stock 55 × 17 × 15 cm 2 kg , . .

Description

The Baule people are one of the largest ethnic group in the Ivory Coast. Baule sculptures are sophisticated and unique to their artists. Twins hold interesting status around West Africa, often revered as bringers of prosperity. This is a male twin Ndoma mask. The scarification on the cheeks and forehead represent a passage into adulthood. Ndoma masks portray an honored person of the village who is celebrated during an elaborate ceremonial dance called Mblo, which is often performed on stilts. These masks represent the Baule people’s idealised vision of beauty, depicted in carefully carved features, elaborate hairstyles, and symbolic scarification.

Mask Information

Country of Origin…………….. Ivory Coast
Culture………………………… Baule
Function……………………….. Honouring & Celebration
Dimensions……………………. 55 x 17 x 15cm

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