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Among the Mande group in the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organised into lineages, and are the western neighbours of the Baoule who have borrowed several features from their African tribal art creations. As early as 1906 the French colonists changed their name "Kwéni" to "Gouro". Animists, they use since the 50s a family of masks associated with the Zaouli dance. Indeed, like the African Goli masks of the Baoulé, the Guro masks, which are linked to the genies of nature, are made up of two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorphic mask, which is considered to be the wife of the Zaouli mask, the Gu. These masks are the property of families practising the cult of lineage ancestors, who use them ritually and sacrificially to attract divine blessings. Priests and diviners share the predominant ritual functions among the Guro. The secret associations worship the genies of nature, through the masks in which the spirits are supposed to reside. Their protective spirits called zuzu were worshipped through statues placed on altars. The gu, gye and dye masks, in the hands of notables, are only displayed during major funerals or the enthronement of a chief.


Gouro/Kweni Zauli mask
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This African mask of the Gouro, Kwen, or Kweni, combining animal elements, is the Gyela lu Zauli. It was used during funerals, political gatherings and entertainment ceremonies.
Splits, abrasions.
Among the Mande group in the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama River, the Gouro are organized into lineages, and are the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several features of their African tribal art creations. Animists, they have used a family of masks associated with the Zaouli dance since the 1950s. These masks are owned by families practicing lineage ancestor worship, who use them ritually and sacrificially to attract divine blessings. Priest and diviner share the predominant ritual functions among the Guro. The secret ...


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Gouro Zamble mask
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br>Banned, the masks of the Gyé society, or Dyé, could not be seen by women. This African mask, a sacred mask embodying a nature spirit combining animal elements evoking the leopard and the antelope, is the Zamblé, a mythical male hero. His colors are now faded.
Height on base: 54 cm.
Among the Mande group in the south, central Ivory Coast, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized into lineages, and are the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed many features from their African tribal art creations. Animists, they have used since the 1950s a family of masks associated with the Zaouli dance. Indeed like the African Goli masks of the Baule, the Guro mask set, relating to the genies of nature, comes in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third ...


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Guro Zamble Zaouli mask
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This African mask, sacred and not to be seen by women, offering a creative combination of different zoomorphic elements, is the Zamblé, male mythical hero. His face framed by fins, evokes a hybrid being, half animal, half human. Polychrome lacquering.
Among the group of Mande from the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized into lineages, and are the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several features from their African tribal art creations. Animists, they have used since the 1950s a family of masks associated with the Zaouli dance. Indeed like the African Goli masks of the Baule, the set of Guro masks, relating to the genies of nature, comes in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorphic one, which ...


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Animal mask Gouro/Bété du Dje
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Among the Gouro and the Yohoure, these African masks of the jé, Djé, reserved for men, personify the power of the spirits, which would have formed an alliance with men. Various animals are declined in these masks manifesting themselves at funerals. Women must hide when they appear. Zoomorphic mask of the southern Gouro with an articulated jaw. Grainy matt patina. Nail impressions. Among the group of the Mande of the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized into lineages, and are the western neighbors of the Baoulé, who have borrowed several characteristics from their creations. Animists, they have used since the 1950s a family of masks associated with the Zaouli dance. Priest and diviner share the predominant ritual functions among ...


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Mask Gouro, Guro, Zamble du Zauli
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Struck with prohibition, the masks of the Gyé, or Dyé, society could not be seen by women. This African mask, a sacred mask embodying a nature spirit combining animal elements suggesting leopard and antelope, is the Zamblé, a male mythical hero. Narrow and curved, it is topped here with horns. Bright polychromy. Desiccation crack .
Among the Mande group in the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama River, the Gouro are organized into lineages, and are the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several features from their African tribal art creations. Animists, they have used since the 1950s a family of masks associated with the Zaouli dance. Indeed like the African Goli masks of the Baule, the Guro mask set, relating to the genies of nature, ...

Gouro Gyela mask read from Zaouli dance
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African Gouro mask from central Ivory Coast. Monoxyle sculpture offering a feminine face with harmonious features and whose hairstyle is surmounted by a scenette. The latter features a character helping a masked gyela dancer to put on his costume. When the mask Gyela (daughter of Gu and Zamble ) appeared, he was indeed dancing aided by an assistant who held up his cape. The piece is lacquered with a vivid polychromy where dark red dominates. Abrasions.
Among the group of Mande from the south, in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized into lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics from their creations. Animists, they have used since the 1950s a family of masks ...

Guro/Bete Mask
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This African mask has a rounded forehead that is divided vertically by a prominent scarification, a particularity of the region between the Guro and the Bétés. The rounded horns distinguish this example. This mask, whose function remains poorly documented, would symbolize male strength, and perhaps also a powerful notable called "migone". Black satin patina, abrasions. An indigenous restoration is to be noted at the base of one of the horns.
The Bété form a tribe established on the left bank of the Sassandra River in southwestern Côte d'Ivoire. Close to the Kouya and the Niabwa, the workmanship of their masks, as well as their function, offers great similarities.

"Guro" ed. 5Continents.


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Zaouli Dance Gouro Mask
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African Gouro mask from central Ivory Coast. Monoxyle sculpture offering a female face with delicate features and large eyes. At the top, a stylized construction is mixed in an aerial way with curves representing birds. It is probably an entertainment mask. The piece is lacquered with a vivid polychromy.
Among the group of Mande from the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized into lineages, and are the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics from their creations. Animists, they have used since the 1950s a family of masks associated with the Zaouli dance. Indeed like the African Goli masks of the Baoulé, the set of Guro masks, relating to the geniuses of nature, comes in two zoomorphic ...


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Gouro Gu Zaouli mask
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This African mask, offering a creative combination of different zoomorphic elements, is probably an entertainment mask. Its face, framed by wings, evokes a hybrid being, half animal, half human, a spirit of nature. Polychrome lacquering.
Among the Mande group in the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized into lineages, and are the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several features from their African tribal art creations. Animists, they have used since the 1950s a family of masks associated with the Zaouli dance. Indeed like the African Goli masks of the Baule, the set of Guro masks, relating to the genies of nature, comes in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorphic one, which is considered the ...


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Gouro Zamblé Mask
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Among the group of Mande in the south, in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations of African tribal art. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the dy zaouli. Indeed, like the African Masks Goli des Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, who is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu. These masks are the property of families worshipping lineage ancestors, who make ritual and sacrificial use of them in order to attract divine blessings. Priest and soothsayer share the predominant ritual functions among the ...


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Zaouli Dance Gouro Gu Mask
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African Gouro mask from the center of Ivory Coast .
A majestic crest depicting a bird with outstretched wings surmounts a female face wearing sheep horns. A smiling, almost mocking physiognomy for this polychrome mask enhanced with black.
Among the group of the Mande from the south, in the center of Ivory Coast, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who borrowed several characteristics from their creations. Animists, they use since the 50's a family of masks associated with the Zaouli dance. Indeed like the African Goli masks of the Baoule, the set of Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, is declined in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorphic, which is ...


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Zaouli Dance Gouro Gu Mask
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African mask Gouro from the center of Côte d'Ivoire Sculpture lacquered with a polychromy highlighting the details of the female face depicted, surmounted by three heads of birds. The eyes were finely incised for the dancer's vision. Light shards and cracks of the patina.
Among the group of Mande in the south, in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the dy Zaouli. Indeed, like the African masks Goli des Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, who is considered the wife ...


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Guro, Gouro, Zamble Mask
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Zamblé Mask

The masks of the Gyé, or Dyé, could not be seen from women. This African mask, a sacred mask embodying a spirit of nature combining animal elements evoking leopard and antelope, is the Zamblé , a male mythical hero. Stretched and curved, it is topped with a sculpted calao motif, associated with fertility.
Among the group of Mande in the south, in the centre of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations of African tribal art. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the dy zaouli. Indeed, like the African Masks Goli des Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks ...


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Zaouli Dance Gouro Dye Mask
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This type of zoomorphic masks, of which this copy forms a variant, are considered by the Gouro to be the child of zamble and gu. The large jaw of this mask is also reminiscent of the sacred masks Bo nun amuin s Baoulé. With no horns adorning the bo nun amuin, this specimen is topped with a panther. Smooth satin patina.
Among the group of Mande in the south, in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the dy Zaouli. Indeed, like the African masks Goli des Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a ...

Gouro Zaouli Mask
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African art Gouro.
Among the group of Mande of the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, the Gouro have been using a family of African masks associated with the dance Zaouli since the 1950s. Like the Goli masks of the Baoulé, all Guro masks come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, which is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu . The Gu , whose function is apotropaic, represents a young woman with the criteria of beauty specific to Guro, especially facial scarifications and lime teeth. The zaouli incarnate a mature man with a beard represented by raffia cords attached to the lower perforations of the mask contours. The Zamblé, on the other hand, embodies a bush animal, usually an antelope. The forehead occupies three-quarters of the top volume of this ...


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Zaouli Dance Gouro Gu Mask
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African Masks Gouro from central Côte d'Ivoire
This monoxyle sculpture features a smiling female face, whose hairstyle is topped by a tambourine. The room is enhanced with dark and beige tones, plum reflections for the face.
Among the group of Mande in the south, in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the dy Zaouli. Indeed, like the African masks Goli des Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, who is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu . The Gu , ...


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Zamblé Gouro Mask
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Among the group of Mande from the south, in the centre of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in bloodcuts, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their art creations African tribal system. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the Zaouli dance since the 1950s . Like the African Goli masks of the Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, which is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu . These masks are the property of families who worship the ancestors of blood-lurking, who make ritual and sacrificial use of them in order to attract divine blessings. Priest and soothsayer share ...


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Zaouli Dance Gouro Gu Mask
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African mask of Côte d'Ivoire and animal symbolism in African art. This monoxyle sculpture depicts a fine female face whose headdress is surmounted by two animal figures. A lively polychrome laquise embellishes the room.
Among the group of Mande in the south, in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the dy Zaouli. Indeed, like the African masks Goli des Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, who is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu . The Gu , whose ...


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Jer s Gouro Mask
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This type of African zoomorphic masks, of which this copy evoking a type of antelope in the form of a variant, are the property of the male association controlling the social and political order. Among the Gouro and Yohouré, these masks of the je , gye , personify the power of the spirits, who would have formed an alliance with men. Women must hide when they appear. Glossy patina, red ochre highlights, traces of corn xylophages.
Among the group of Mande in the south, in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in lineages, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the dy Zaouli. Indeed, like the African masks ...


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Guro, Gouro Mask-Cimier
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Hybrid composition of two animals embodying two of the many geniuses of the bush yu for the company dye., the latter exercising a form of justice within the group. Most of the animals in the forest are represented by masks in the Gouro. The alliance with the geniuses would have been contracted as a result of the women's refusal to grant water to the crusading geniuses in the bush, and the men offered them palm wine. The head of the antelope is removable.
Patine semi-saturated. Abrasions.
Organized in lineages, the Gouros are the western neighbors of the Baoulé. Their respective sculptures, by their morphology, bear witness to their close relationships. Priest and soothsayer share the predominant ritual functions among the Guro. The secret associations worship the geniuses of ...


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Guro Mask, gouro
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Among the group of Mande from the south, in the centre of Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama, the Gouro are organized in bloodcuts, and constitute the western neighbors of the Baoulé who have borrowed several characteristics of their creations. Animists, they have been using a family of masks associated with the Zaouli dance since the 1950s . Like the African Goli masks of the Baoulé, all Guro masks, related to the geniuses of nature, come in two zoomorphic masks followed by a third anthropomorph, which is considered the wife of the mask zamblé , the Gu . These masks are the property of families who worship the ancestors of blood-lurking, who make ritual and sacrificial use of them in order to attract divine blessings. Priest and soothsayer share the predominant ritual ...


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