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Ivory coast. Baulè people. 3500 gr. (122,5 oz) 49x30x23 cm (19,1x11,7x9 inch). It was a wall mask, not intended for wearing. GUEYE MUSTAPHA COLLECTION. The Baule are one of the Akan peoples. They moved west to the Ivory Coast more than 200 years ago and adpted masking traditions from their neighbors, the Guro, Senufo and Yaure peoples. There are three basic types used in a special dance of rejoicing called Goli, symbolizing the social order. These masks are Kpan, with elaborate coiffures and refined carving; they represent the Senior female in the ceremonies.

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A fine Baulè people Wall mask 19 inch

Estimate €1,750 - €2,100Oct 30, 2016
Bauernmarkt 8 n18
wien, 1010
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