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Wé Mask
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Arrangement of disparate shapes for a mask supposed to provoke dread, half human half animal, its speckled patina is enhanced by the brilliance of metal with upholstery nails. Pink pigments for the mouth.
The Wé have produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The Dan to the north, and the Wé (Krou group comparing to Guéré, Wobé bee -east and Wé Liberia called Kran or Khran), used frequent borrowings due to their proximity. The elements of the bush, protruding volumes of the forehead, horns and fangs, zoomorphic jaw in some cases evoking the gaping mouth of an animal creature, are associated with human traits marking the duality of the divine. Before the 1960s, masks, whose elaboration was inspired by the visits of spirits during dreams, accompanied ...


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Wé Guéré Mask
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A thick necklace of fabric, raffia and wooden fangs unfolds under this Guéré Wé mask, an ethnic group in western Côte d'Ivoire. Half-closed bulbous eyelids above tubular elements, a protruding forehead flanked by red horns, a camus nose, a large mouth trimmed with metallic teeth, form the exuberant distinctive features of this tribal art piece of the Wé, an ethnic group in western Côte d'Ivoire. Animal hair forms the mustache and hairs mingle with a clay coat on the surface around the organs.
The Wé have produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The Dan , to the north, and the Wé of the south (group Krou including Guéré, the Wobé of the northeast and the Wé of Liberia called Kran or Khran), have used frequent borrowings due to their proximity. The ...


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Wé Wobé beak mask
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Each family clan depends, the Wobé, on the authority of an elder respected for his wisdom and rank. It also depends on the organization of family life, and also of religious life. Masks such as this copy have powerful attributes (metal, horns, kaolin coatings) that are supposed to facilitate communication with spirits. In this case the long bifid beak that extends the sculpted face is a reminder of the forces of nature and their ability to provide for human needs. It is encrusted on each side of its faces with large metal pellets haloed with kaolin, a reminder of the elements highlighting the arches. Satin patina, locally grainy.
The Wé , ethnic group of western Côte d'Ivoire have produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The Dan , to the north, and ...


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Zoomorphic mask Wé, Guéré
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A mask of "frightene" embodying an ancestor, this object is endowed, for the Wé of southwestern Côte d'Ivoire, with a power enhanced by the accessories that accompany it. In this case, a beard composed of raffia, bells, fangs and horns, attached to a bulge of fabric highlighted by tubular pearl necklaces cast with a ritual ointment. The wide gaping jaw is hemmed in with a hardened cloth that holds a cord, giving the appearance of thick lips. The helmeted forehead, whose furrows with red pigments are covered with brass nails, is adorned with two zoomorphic circular ears. White kaolin residue, matte surface.
The Dan, to the north, and the southern Wé (including the Guéré, the Wobé of the northeast and the Wé of Liberia called Kran or Khran), made frequent borrowings due to their ...


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380.00 € 304.00 ( -20.0 %)

Wé Ivory Coast Mask
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The Wé , an ethnic group from western Côte d'Ivoire, have produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The dan , to the north, and the Wé south ( Krou group including the Guéré , the Wobé of the northeast and the Wé of Liberia called Kran or Khran), used frequent borrowings due to their proximity. The elements of the bush, protubating volumes of the forehead evoking a horn, zoomorphic jaw, are associated with human features marking the duality of the divine. Before the 1960s, masks, whose design was inspired by the visits of spirits during dreams, accompanied most activities such as war, dance, singing, hunting. Each of these masks had a name associated with its function. It remained the property of the dancer's lineage. The mass of the forehead ...


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Wé Guéré Mask
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The Wé , ethnic group of western Côte d'Ivoire have produced African masks that are the result of interlocking stylistic forms. The Dan , to the north, and the Wé of the south (group Krou including Guéré, the Wobé of the northeast and the Wé of Liberia called Kran or Khran), have used frequent borrowings due to their proximity. The elements of the bush, protubating volumes of the forehead evoking a horn, zoomorphic jaw, are associated with human features marking the duality of the divine. Before the 1960s, masks, whose design was inspired by the visits of spirits during dreams, accompanied most activities such as war, dance, singing, hunting. Each of these masks had a name associated with its function. It remained the property of the dancer's ...


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