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African art - Djimini:

The Djimini are an ethnic group belonging to the Mandé, established in the north of Côte d'Ivoire. Their masked rites, particularly those of the Dô society, are similar to those of the Ligbi. The Djimini master iron and wood. Animists, their ceremonies take place mainly in the forest.


Ligbi mask
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The tapered beak of the sculpted figure at the top vertically divides this Ligbi mask, Djimini. Tricolor highlights and gilt metal inlays enhance the lines marked with "cat's whiskers" scarifications. Narrow slits form the look, and the mouth is also reduced to a thin opening. Satin reddish brown patina. Established in Ivory Coast, but also in Ghana, the Ligbi, Islamized, however, were influenced by Senufo tribal sculpture. They borrowed elements from it that they incorporated into African masks linked to the do society. This masked tradition has been kept to manifest itself during religious festivals accompanied by sacrifices and songs such as the end of Ramadan, and in this way symbolizing the breaking of the fast. Just before the festivities, if necessary, the mask will be repainted ...


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Ligbi mask
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A fine-featured face wears a headdress carved with janiform heads. The harmoniously curved volumes of the face are highlighted with colored streaks, while highlights in similar colors enhance the upper elements.
Established in Ivory Coast, but also in Ghana, the Ligbi , Islamized, however suffered the influence of Senoufo tribal sculpture, since they charged Senufo or of the Mandé to carve their masks. The Djimini, on the other hand, are Senufo living in the Dabakala region. This is the reason why their masks linked to the do society whose dances were generally supervised by the Ligbi are imbued with these reciprocal influences. This masked tradition, shared by the Djimini, has been preserved to manifest itself during the religious festivals of aïd-el-fitr and Aïd el-Kébir ...


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Djimini mask
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African masks and the Muslim influence
Established in Côte d'Ivoire, but also in Ghana, the Ligbi , Islamized, have however been influenced by the Senoufo tribal sculpture, since they commissioned Senoufo or Mandé to sculpt their masks. The Djimini , on the other hand, are Senoufo living in the Dabakala region. For this reason, their masks related to the do society whose dances were generally supervised by the Ligbi are imbued with these reciprocal influences. This masked tradition has been preserved to manifest itself during the religious festivities of aïd-el-fitr and Aïd el Kébir (feast of the sheep) accompanied by sacrifices and songs, and symbolizing in this way the breaking of the fast. Just before the festivities, if necessary, the mask will be repainted and thus coated ...


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Ligbi/Djimini du Dô Siginkuru-Ayna Mask
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established in Côte d'Ivoire, but also in Ghana, the Ligbi, Islamized, however, were influenced by the Senufo tribal sculpture, since they instructed Senufo or Mande to carve their The Djimini, meanwhile, are Senoufo people living in the Dabakala region, which is why their masks linked to the do society, whose dances were generally supervised by the Ligbi, are marked by these reciprocal influences. Masked tradition, shared by the Djimini, was preserved to be manifested during the religious festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid el Kebir (sheep festival) accompanied by sacrifices and songs, and symbolizing in this way the breaking of fasting Just before the festivities, if necessary, the mask will be repainted and thus coated with koro, ...

Ligbi Mask
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Ligbi Mask

Established in Côte d'Ivoire, but also in Ghana, the Islamized Ligbi have, however, been influenced by the Senoufo tribal sculpture, using elements they have incorporated into African masks linked to the do.

This masked tradition has been preserved to manifest itself during religious festivals accompanied by sacrifices and songs such as the end of Ramadan, symbolizing in this way the breaking of the fast. Just before the festivities, if necessary, the mask will be repainted and thus coated with koro, composed of burnt foliage whose ashes are mixed with palm oil. Red, white clay, henna, and a kola nut powder will highlight scarification when present, facial features and hairstyle. Graceful ovoid shape for this mask where we note the absence of nose. Horns return in a hoop ...


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