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Baule Kpwan Mask of goli (N° 18822)
African mask of entertainment that can therefore be seen by women, it offers a hermaphroditic face delicately underlined by traditional scarification called "ngole". The influence of the yohouré can be read thanks to the crenellated border and the shape of the mouth. Granular patina black/gray-beige.
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A series of masks form the family of masks " Goli ", circular masks with rounded horns evoking antelope, appearing briefly during the day and then in the evening to announce the arrival of their relatives in the features of goli glin or kpwan. It was during events such as epidemics or funerals that its manifestation occurred among the Wan and the Baule, in order to reconcile the favors of the "amwin" spirits, who were dispensers of prosperity, health and security. It appears nowadays during festive events, the Goli gradually replacing all other masked dances, whether sacred or entertainment.
The latter are named, according to regions, bedwo, ngblo, mblo, adjussu, etc....
Each of these masks can be distinguished by hairstyles, location and choice of scarification, etc...
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