...
Search option


African art - Djimini:




Ligbi Mask
objet vendu
African art > African mask > 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 ...


View details

Sold

Ligbi/Djimini du Dô Siginkuru-Ayna Mask
African art > Puppets > Ligbi/Djimini du Dô Siginkuru-Ayna Mask

The African masks and Muslim influence


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, ...





Previously viewed items
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2020 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73 Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100