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The art of Côte d'Ivoire and the elegance of its sculpted masks
Reflet of the refinement of traditional sculpture of Côte d'Ivoire, this modest-sized mask, with regular features and horns, is decorated with metal sheets contrasting with the dark patina.
The Yaouré are a subgroup of the Akan people present in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. Geographically close to the Baoulé and the Gouros, the art of the Yaouré was influenced by these neighbouring ethnic groups, and vice versa. African art masks Yaouré , or Yauré , whose Baoulé have almost similar models, are divided into two groups that are difficult to differentiate, the je , sometimes with the addition of coloured pigments, and the lo, usually with a dark patina, who intervene during funeral ceremonies or any other rite in order ...