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Facial mask Grébo Krou
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Ex-Lagarde African Art Collection

The Kru are divided into twenty-four subgroups, including the Grebo, located in southern Liberia and southwestern Côte d'Ivoire, and their leader is bodio, who lives in seclusion. Their masks with tubular growths would be of Ubi origin, and could symbolize the mythical creatures that populate the forests of the banks of the Cavally, to which the people address themselves through ritual ceremonies. The interest of cubist painters and sculptors modern for the abstract forms of the Grebo mask could be read in some of their works, such as the metal guitar of Picasso in 1914. Two horns meet at the top of this flat surface that animate three pairs of tubular eyes. the nasal ridge separates them, a protruding parallelepiped resembles the mouth, ...


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Kru/Grebo loom pulley
African art > Usual african items > Kru Chicken

In Côte d'Ivoire, the most ordinary objects had to meet aesthetic criteria. Furniture, finery, utensils, fabrics, are pretext set set set set set set shall be used by craftsmen and sculptors.  The latter, mainly farmers, carry out this activity in addition. Some of them also produce pieces for neighbouring ethnic groups. The creative talent, however, remains linked to the occult power of the craftsman, the ritual demands surrounding woodworking. This pulley is decorated with the Kru / Grebo mask with tubular eyes in miniature. The Kru are divided into twenty-four subgroups, including the Grebo, based in southern Liberia and southwestern Côte d'Ivoire. Their leader is the bodio, who lives reclusive in a box, the takae . Their masks with tubular growths are said to be of origin oubi , and ...


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Grebo, Kru mask
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Ex-French tribal art collection.
African art from the shores of the Cavally and its fantastic masksThe cleavage tops a flat surface that animates six tubular outgrowths evoking eyes. A rectangular volume forms the toothed mouth, and a beard made of vegetable fibers complements the whole. Some of the largest copies were worn horizontally in crests. This room, which is equipped, between the eyes, with openings allowing vision, constitutes a face mask. Mate polychrome skate. The Kru are divided into twenty-four subgroups, including the Grebo, based in southern Liberia and southwestern Côte d'Ivoire. Their leader is the bodio, who lives reclusive in a box, the takae . Their masks with tubular growths are said to be of origin oubi , and could symbolize the mythical creatures that ...


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