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Wé Guéré Mask (N° 19881)

Ex-collection traditional African art.
If there is complexity, it is in the African Guéré mask that it is the most beautiful example. That it is at the level of the forms or materials used for its realization, itself inspired by the visit of spirits during the dreams. This mask accompanied most of the activities, hunting, war, dancing and singing. All had a name associated with its function. It remained the property of the dancer's lineage. If this mask is invested with a social function, as when it is required by the chief to order certain work, it may also be intended to entertain the villagers. This example is made up of a combination of globular and tubular excrescences, bristling with fangs, around which wood fibers, leather and textiles are agglutinated in a crusty coating. The Guéré are an ethnic group from a forest region along the western border of Côte d'Ivoire. They are part of a larger tribe called Wé that also includes the Wobé ethnic group, with whom the Guéré share many customs and beliefs.  

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Originex-collection française
EthnyGuere
CountryCote d'Ivoire
Material(s)wood,cuir, poils, peaux
Height42
Width30
Weight2.25 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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