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Yaure Yohoure mask Ivory Coast (N° 17067)

br> Surmounted by a female statuette, this African mask of the I sports a hairstyle divided into three associated with material ease. He also currently appears during celebrations. Satin patina.
The Yaouré are a sub-group of the Akan people present in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. Geographically close to the Baoulé and the Gouros, we can feel in yogurt art the influence of these ethnic groups through attention to detail and aesthetics. The masks of African art Yaouré , or Yauré , of which the Baoulé have similar models, are divided into two groups that are difficult to differentiate, the I , sometimes with the addition of colored pigments, and lo , generally with a dark patina, which intervene during funeral ceremonies or any other rite in order to win the favors of the "Yu" spirits. The masked dancers Yoouré, Yahouré, were not to be seen by women, it was also forbidden to photograph them.  

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Originex-collection française
EthnyYaouré
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood
Height50
Width16
Weight0.75 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

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